Image Challenge 12: Identify the given Insect

February 12, 20096comments

Picture 1


Picture 2
Picture 1 is the direct and 2 is the microscopic view of the insect respectively.

Identify the commen and biological name of the insect?

and mention the clinical significance of this insect?

Enter your answer in comments section.

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Mullai Venkatachalam
February 15, 2009 at 6:40 PM

Hi
Its pediculus humanus humanus or corporis(body louse)

Vector of epidemic typhus and louse borne relapsing fever

Mullai Venkatachalam
February 15, 2009 at 6:42 PM

Hi
Its pediculus humanus humanus or corporis

Vector of epidemic typhus and louse borne relapsing fever

February 16, 2009 at 12:56 AM

i guess its pediculus humanus captis

head lice

fathima begum
February 18, 2009 at 2:58 PM

The given unknown image was a Body lice-P. humanus var.corporis

jenifa vani
February 19, 2009 at 10:43 AM

the unknown organism ws found to Body louse Pediculus humanus

March 2, 2009 at 10:10 AM

Congrats to Ms.Mullai for answering both the questions right - identifying the insect and for listing out the clinical significance.

Fathima & Jenifa answered the first part of question right. :-)

Ramya - Thanks for participating in the quiz. That was too close. Better luck next time.

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