Taxonomy: Suborder Prostigmata
Animal: Demodex folliculorum 7 04.jpg
Sites: Skin
Demodex folliculorum infests human hair follicle particularly on head and ears, elongate body with stumpy legs, female 270 - 440 microns, harmless but sometimes implicated in dermatitis. To examine: Measurements are vital for id of parasites. Mount in drop lactophenol blue or chlorlactophenol, ring with nail polish for a temporary mount.

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