Scientific name: Pediculus humanus
Pediculus humanus, commonly known as human lice, affects people of all ages, race, gender, and class. Human lice is found on human hair, whether it be located on your head, pubic area, legs, or arms, surviving by sucking the blood out of its host. It is most popular among children between ages four through twelve. A majority of people dislike the` fact of little bugs living in your hair throughout your body, wouldn't you?
If you think human lice is cool, check out these Arthropods from other students:
This organism is an Arthropod, but classified as a Malacostraca, unlike the human lice, which is an insect. The red king crab feeds on kelp, sea stars, nudibranch eggs, clams, muscles, and much more!
The monarch butterfly, Danaus plexippus, is a commonly seen butterfly, that are found in North America, South America, Australia, and Western Europe. The larvae only feed on milkweed plants, as well!
Hine's Emerald Butterfly, Somatochlora hineana, is also an insect. The adult form of this dragonfly feed on other living insects. This organism also inhibits two different ways to lay eggs.
Author: Samantha Koch
This website was created in April 2008
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