Parasite!

Pediculus

A little bit about pediculus!

Pediculus is an infestation with lice. Pediculus are all around the world and are mostly in the humans hair or skin. When it is a baby it is .5 to 1mm long and when it is an adult it is 1 to 3mm long. They are contagious!
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Parasite and Its Host!

Pediculus like to suck on warm-blooded animals and even humans. On the human body it can feed any part of the body but mainly the head. This is where they feed themselves. They bite into our scalp and the blood feeds them. They are contagious and lay their eggs on us. Some adaptations they have to make on the hosts body is the different types of hair or fur and what other diseases or bugs they have on the hosts.

Citations!

1. https://identify.us.com/idmybug/head-lice/index.html2. http://animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu/accounts/Pediculus_humanus/3. http://www.health.ny.gov/diseases/communicable/pediculosis/fact_sheet.htm