Monday, September 23, 2013

Case of the Week 275

The following were submitted to the lab for identification in a small jar of formalin.  They measure approximately 2 mm in greatest dimension. No history was provided.
Identification?




8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Lice.

Anonymous said...

Well, a bunch of Phthirus pubis a.k.a crab lice.

Florida Fan

Anonymous said...

Agree with Phthirus pubis. This ectoparasite is almost extinct, isn´t it?

Anonymous said...

Agree with P. pubis

Anonymous said...

Crab lice..Phthirus pubis

Lee

Anonymous said...

People shave there genitals a lot nowadays.
It's a desert that way for these critters

Lady Lilith BloodCrave said...

Wow. They are really pretty. It is amazing what goes on in the world without it being seen.

Anonymous said...

Pthirus pubis. This is the correct spelling. The family is Pthiridae.There is a related species Pthirus gorillae. There links make interesting conversation!