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Species Pediculus humanus - Human Louse

Human Head Louse - Pediculus humanus Flour Bug Two - Pediculus humanus Head Louse - Pediculus humanus Lousy Department Store Bug - Pediculus humanus Small 6 leg bug, no wings, light brown in color. - Pediculus humanus Odd red bug we found today  worried would like to know what it is - Pediculus humanus Found this Bug in Our Bed - Pediculus humanus Head Louse - Pediculus humanus - female
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Psocodea (Barklice, Booklice, and Parasitic Lice)
No Taxon (Phthiraptera (Parasitic Lice))
No Taxon (Anoplura (Sucking Lice))
Family Pediculidae
Genus Pediculus
Species humanus (Human Louse)
Internet References
Fact sheet from Penn State.