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Compendium Spot ID Tutorials Labs Glossary NC Pests

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Phthiraptera

Parasitic Lice / Biting Lice / Sucking Lice

The name Phthiraptera is derived from the Greek "phthir" meaning lice and "aptera" meaning wingless.  The literal translation, wingless lice, is appropriate for all members of the order.