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Louse Prints

Young louse name: nymph

A group of louses is called: colony, infestation, lice

Louse classification: pediculine

Louse class: Invertebrate

Lice (singular: louse), (order Phthiraptera), also known as fly babies, are an order of over 3,000 species of wingless insects; three of which are classified as human disease agents. They are obligate ectoparasites of every avian and most mammalian orders. They are not found on Monotremes (the platypus and the echidnas or spiny anteaters) and a few eutherian orders, namely the bats (Chiroptera), whales, dolphins and porpoises (Cetacea) and pangolins (Pholidota).

As lice spend their entire lives on the host, they have developed adaptations which enable them to maintain close contact with the host. These adaptations include their size (0.58 mm), their stout legs, and their claws which allow them to cling tightly to hair, fur and feathers; other adaptations include being wingless and dorsoventrally flattened.

Lice feed on skin (epidermal), sebaceous secretions, and blood. A louse's color varies from pale beige to dark gray; however, if feeding on blood, it may become considerably darker. They mostly like clean hair.

A louse's egg is commonly called a nit. Lice attach their eggs to their host's hair with specialized saliva; the saliva/hair bond is very difficult to sever without specialized products. Living lice eggs tend to be pale white. Dead lice eggs are more yellow.

Lice infestations can be controlled with lice combs, and medicated shampoos or washes.

The order has traditionally been divided into two suborders, the sucking lice (Anoplura) and the chewing lice (Mallophaga); however, recent classifications suggest that the Mallophaga are paraphyletic and four suborders are now recognised:


Louse Trivia

What do you call a baby louse?
Answer: A baby louse is called a nymph.

What do you call a group of louses?
Answer: A group of louses are called a colony, infestation, lice.

Question: What is the scientific classification of a louse?
Answer: A louse has the scientific classification of pediculine.

Question: What class is a louse in?
Answer: A louse is in the invertebrate class.





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