sucking louse

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suck·ing louse

blood-sucking mammalian ectoparasites (order Anoplura), characterized by a narrow head with piercing and sucking mouthparts that lie in a sac concealed in the head.

sucking louse

n.
Any of various lice of the suborder Anoplura that have mouthparts capable of piercing and sucking and that feed on the blood of mammals, including humans.
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Sucking lice feed almost constantly resulting in oozing blood, which clots on the surface of the goats' skin.
The injectable can also be used prior to housing to provide long-term treatment of cattle against external parasites, for example sucking lice for up to 133 days.
Sucking lice feed upon the horse's blood, and in severe infestations can actually cause serious anemia.
There are two types of lice: sucking lice and biting lice.