Hog Louse

Order Phthiraptera, Suborder Anoplura, hog liceHog Louse Intermediate indicator graphic

Scientific name: Haematopinus suis (Linnaeus)
(Phthiraptera: Haematopinidae)

Facts: The hog louse is yellowish in color and quite large for a louse, up to 1/4 inch long. This sucking louse has a narrow head. It is a well known pest of hogs and the numbers can build up especially in confined animal operations.

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