Biology 546
Human parasitology laboratory tutorial

The arthropod on the left was found in skin scrapings of an individual with dermatitis. It is microscopic; not seen with the naked eye. What species does it represent?

Cimex lectularius
Pediculus humanus
Pthirus pubis
Sarcoptes scabei

Original; photograph by S. J. Upton

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