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Head lice and nits pictures.

What do head lice and nits look like?


These head lice pictures and images let you see what these insects look like close up.


The head lice and nits are very  small.  Look at the image showing the pencil point to get a size comparison.  A head lice nymph will easily sit on a pin head.


These pictures of head lice and nit egg cases have been taken with a digital optical microscope at magnifications between x10 and x60.  For pictures of head lice and nits using a scanning electron microscope use the links.


To see head lice video, look at the video images of headlice .     The video images were also taken with a digital microscope.




Picture of a magnified head louse head Picture of  head louse nit egg attached to a hair shaft. Picture of  head louse nit egg attached to a hair shaft with a tough glue. Picture of  head lice next  to pencil point to show scale. There is a smaller head lice nymph to the left of the picture. Picture of a head louse nymph with blood in its stomach. Picture of a head louse adult with undigested human blood. Pictues of  head louse head Picture of  head louse nit egg attached to a hair shaft. Head Lice lay nit eggs. The tough glue can be seen clearly Attaching the nit to the hair shaft. Picture of  an adult head louse. Note the dark human blood  being digested in the stomach. Picture of  head louse nymph.