Pediculus humanus

Pediculus humanus

Pediculus humanus
Head louse, P. humanus capitis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Phthiraptera
Suborder: Anoplura
Family: Pediculidae
Genus: Pediculus
Species: P. humanus
Binomial name
Pediculus humanus
Linnaeus, 1758

Pediculus humanus is a species of louse that infects humans. It comprises two subspecies:[1][2]


  1. ^ William H. Robinson (2005). "Phthiraptera". Handbook of Urban Insects and Arachnids.  
  2. ^ Lance A. Durden & John E. Lloyd (2009). "Lice (Phthiraptera)". In Gary Mullen, Gary Richard Mullen & Lance Durden. Medical and Veterinary Entomology (2nd ed.).  

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