Haemodipsus ventricosus

Hae·mo·dip·sus ven·tri·co·sus

(hē'mō-dip'sŭs ven'tri-kō'sŭs),
The rabbit louse, a transmitter of Francisella tularensis.
[G. haima, blood, + dipsos, thirst; L. venter (ventr-), belly]

Haemodipsus

a genus of lice in the family Hoplopleuridae.

Haemodipsus ventricosus
found on field rabbits; uncommon in laboratory animals.
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