May 252015

This parasite is spread all over the world, probably because it was brought by human with the introduction of porks. Originally, this is the type louse of boar (Sus scrofa).

I am glad to show you today two outstanding photos of Haematopinus suis, made by an outstanding microscopist, Paul Leroy.

It seems that the Haematopinidae family includes only one genera. Anyway if this species is the most well known, there are a lot of other Haematopininus species. If you happen to meet some other species, do not hesitate to send them to us ! I will be glad to mount them or offer them to Paul Leroy !




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