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Small 6 leg bug, no wings, light brown in color. - Pediculus humanus

Small 6 leg bug, no wings, light brown in color. - Pediculus humanus
Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada
December 8, 2011
Size: 3mm
No idea if this is a common bug or not, but he was found crawling around on my kid (in hair).

It is VERY small, maybe 1mm wide and 3 - 4mm long. It just looks black when looked at with the naked eye. I shot these under macro lens so he is enlarged, interesting to see the color is not actually black also.

Well, I guess we'll just have to welcome this creature...
into the new Order Psocodea. Come on in and join the barklice!

Moved, nice addition (sorry for your kid though :)
Moved from ID Request.

Louse
This is a louse, quite clearly. I'd suppose Pediculus humanus, the aptly named head louse.

 
Nice! Guess that explains wh
Nice! Guess that explains why it was in the hair.

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