Cedar Creek
Ecosystem Science Reserve

Insects of Cedar Creek


(Sucking Lice)

Sucking Lice (56+ NA spp) are found only on mammals.  Nine families are recognized in the order, but only xx are likely to occur in Minnesota.  None have been collected at CCESR.  Below is a list of North American families.
1. Family ECHINOPHTHIRIIDAE otter,seal,walrus (Not described at CCESR)
2. Family LINOGNATHIDAE even-toed ungulates (Not described at CCESR)
3. Family HAEMATOPINIDAE ungulates (Not described at CCESR)
4. Family PECAROECIDAE pecarry (Not found in Minnesota)
5. Family ENDERLEINELLIDAE squirrels (Not described at CCESR)
6. Family HOPLOPLEURIDAE rodents, insectivores (Not described at CCESR)
7. Family POLYPLACIDAE rodents,insectivores (Not described at CCESR)
8. Family PEDICULIDAE Human head lice (Not described at CCESR)
9. Family PTHIRIDAE Human pubic louse (Not described at CCESR)

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