URL of this page: //www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/imagepages/2611.htm

Crab louse, female

Crab louse, female

Overview

This is a photomicrograph of a female pubic louse. The condition known as "crabs" is so named because of the resemblance of a pubic louse to a crab. The bodies of pubic lice are shorter and rounder than those of head lice. (Image courtesy of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.)

Update Date 1/13/2014