Flies, lice, gadflies and mosquitoes are the worst of the insect plagues.
Willughby, Ray and others in the late 17th century to include the active larvae of beetles, as well as bugs, lice, fleas and other insects with undeveloped wings.
5-7), but they fail to bring forth lice (viii.
Wingless insects, such as spring-tails and lice, make their appearance in the form of miniature adults.
Aristotle explicitly taught abiogenesis, and laid it down as an observed fact that some animals spring from putrid matter, that plant lice arise from the dew which falls on plants, that fleas are developed from putrid matter, and so forth.