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Choose from 101 pictures in our Louses collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. Popular choices include Framed Prints, Canvas Prints, Posters and Jigsaw Puzzles. All professionally made for quick delivery.


Pubic louse, SEM Featured Louses Print

Pubic louse, SEM

Pubic louse. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of a pubic louse (Phthirus pubis), also known as the crab louse, clinging to human hair. An infestation of P. pubis causes pediculosis, the symptoms of which are severe itching and a rash. The lice feed by sucking blood and are spread through sharing bedding and clothing, or by sexual contact. Each of the louse's six legs ends in a massive claw, which folds inward to meet a thumb- like projection on the opposite side. These claws allow the louse to climb and swing through its hairy habitat, locking into position when disturbed. Magnification: x60 when printed 10cm wide

© E.Gray/Science Photo Library

Body louse, Pediculus humanus Featured Louses Print

Body louse, Pediculus humanus

Body louse, Pediculus humanus. Handcolored copperplate engraving from George Shaw and Frederick Nodder's The Naturalist's Miscellany, London, 1795

© Florilegius / Mary Evans

Bodylouse, Copperplate, Engraving, Fredericknodder, Georgeshaw, Handcolored, Historical, History, Naturalhistory, Pediculushumanus, Thenaturalistsmiscellany, Zoology

Removing head lice Featured Louses Print

Removing head lice

Removing head lice. Historical artwork The Insect Menace in 1491, showing a woman usinga brush to remove head lice ( Pediculus humanis capitis) from a man. Head lice are humanparasites that attach themselves to the hair usingtheir well- developed legs and claws. They feed ontheir host's blood, often causing intense itchingand irritation. Before the advent of modernchemical shampoos, control of an infestation waslimited to removal of the adult lice. Artwork inthe collection of the British Museum, London, published in The Golden Health Library (editedby Sir W. Arbuthnot Lane)

© Sheila Terry/Science Photo Library