Sydney University Department of Medical Entomology Westmead Hospital
 Head lice Lice & Bedbug Photos Bedbug
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For more information , see "Head Lice Fact Sheet", "Pubic Lice Fact Sheet",
or "Bedbugs Fact Sheet"

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Head Lice

A scratch above!

A live Head louse, Pediculus capitis.

Head Louse Nit

Head lice nit

The egg or "nit" of a head louse, glued in place onto a hair shaft.

Pubic Lice

A scratch below!

A live Pubic louse (Pthirus pubis), clinging onto a hair shaft.



Bedbug, Cimex lectularius, approx. 5mm in length.

Bedbug Egg

Bedbug egg

Bedbug egg attached to wall panelling.

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