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Crab Lice, Pthirus pubis (L.) Psocodea: Phthiraptera; Pthiridae

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ENTO-144NP

Authors as Published

Theresa A. Dellinger and Eric Day, Department of Entomology, Virginia Tech

    Cover, Crab Lice, Pthirus pubis (L.) Psocodea: Phthiraptera; Pthiridae

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Crab lice are very small (1.5–2 mm; 0.06–0.08 inch), wingless, flattened insects with mouthparts for sucking blood. The body is about as wide as it is long, broadest at the “shoulders”, with a small head.

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Virginia Cooperative Extension materials are available for public use, reprint, or citation without further permission, provided the use includes credit to the author and to Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia Tech, and Virginia State University.

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Issued in furtherance of Cooperative Extension work, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Virginia State University, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture cooperating. Edwin J. Jones, Director, Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg; M. Ray McKinnie, Administrator, 1890 Extension Program, Virginia State University, Petersburg.

Date

May 7, 2015


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