New data on chewing lice includes discovery of new “Darth Vader” species

A new species has been discovered. It has been named Ricinus vaderi after Darth Vader the villainous character in Star Wars because of the similarity between the head of the louse and Darth Vader’s helmet.

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Read article: "Chewing lice of genus Ricinus (Phthiraptera, Ricinidae) deposited at the Zoological Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Saint Petersburg, Russia, with description of a new species"

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