ID#: 19066
This photomicrograph depicts an unhatched egg, or nit, of a head louse, Pediculus humanus var. capitis, still attached to a human hair shaft on the left, and on the right an immature organism, otherwise referred to as a nymph. You are able to see the red-colored eyespots of the louse embryo developing inside the egg.
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Content Provider(s): CDC/ Dr. Dennis Juranek
Creation Date: 1979
Photo Credit:
CDC Organization
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Copyright Restrictions: None - This image is in the public domain and thus free of any copyright restrictions.