Chicken Head Louse

Chicken head louse Intermediate indicator graphic

Chicken head louse. Photo credit: Extension Entomology, Texas A&M University

Photo credit: Extension Entomology, Texas A&M University

Scientific name: Cuclotogaster heterographus (Nitzsh)
(Phthriptera: Philopteridae)

Facts: Chewing lice are small, flat, and wingless. They usually feed on feathers of birds. The chicken head louse is a pest of poultry.

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