Transmitted Oblique Illumination
KINGDOM: Animalia DIVISION: Arthropoda CLASS: Arachinida SUBCLASS: Acari ORDER: Trombidiformes FAMILY: Demodicideae GENUS: Demodex
These mites inhabit the human skin, living in the hair follicles. A closely related species Demodex brevis, lives in the sebaceous glands rather
than the hair follicles.
Significance in the Environment: