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Synonyms for louse

a person who has a nasty or unethical character undeserving of respect

any of several small insects especially aphids that feed by sucking the juices from plants

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Nuevos registros de piojos (Insecta: Phthiraptera) en aves domesticas y ornamentales en Chile.
About 41 specimens of genus Brueelia Keler (Phthiraptera: Ischnocera: Philopteridae) were collected from sixteen birds; mounted permanently in Canada balsam using standard methods.
Contribution to the knowledge of the Mallophaga (Phthiraptera, Amblycera, Ischnocera) of the birds from Peru.
First record of Cebidicola semiarmatus (Phthiraptera: Trichodectidae) on the red howler monkey, Alouatta guariba clamintans (Primate: Atelidae) in Brazil
For example, a juvenile Great Horned Owl was found having hyperkeratosis caused by the species mites Knemicokoptes mutans (Schulz et al., 1989); also, three species of chewing lice (Phthiraptera): Strigiphilus oculatus, Strigiphilus acutifrons and Kurodaia edwardsi (Emerson, 1961), and six species of black flies (Diptera) have been reported on this owl species (Rohner et al., 2000).
High diversity and rapid diversification in the head louse, Pediculus humanus (Pediculidae: Phthiraptera).
The phthiraptera (Phthiraptera) now group together in a single order all the insects classically referred to as lice.
Belonging to the suborder Astigmata, feather mites (Acari: Analgoidea, Pterolichoidea) are symbionts that are located on the skin or feathers of birds (Rubtsov and Yakimenko, 2012) which, along with lice (Insecta: Phthiraptera), are the most commonly found ectoparasites.
(Phthiraptera: Anoplura), a new sucking louse from a Central American swimming mouse.