Lice to be found in and around Torphins Wood, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.

Torphins is a village in upper Deeside, Aberdeenshire Scotland. There is nothing particularly special about the wood, it is a mixed species coniferous/deciduous wood, so things found there can probably be found in many other Scottish, British or even European woods. For more information on Torphins itself and the human population there go to Torphins.org.

Linognathus setosus, dog louse

Linognathus setosus, a sucking louse.

Usually found on dogs, but will bite or cause itching in humans to a small extent.

Adult length is 1.5 - 2.0 mm long.

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