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Phthiraptera
Fahrenholzia pinnata.JPG
Licht micrograph o Fahrenholzia pinnata
Scienteefic clessification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Subclass: Pterygota
Infraclass: Neoptera
Superorder: Exopterygota
Order: Phthiraptera
Haeckel, 1896
Suborders

Anoplura
Rhyncophthirina
Ischnocera
Amblycera

Loose (plural: lice) is the common name for members o the order Phthiraptera, which conteens nearly 5,000 species o weengless insect. Lice are obligate parasites, livin freemitly on wairm-bluidit hosts which include every species o bird an mammal, except for monotremes, pangolins, baukies an cetaceans. Lice are vectors o diseases such as typhus.