Biology 546
Human parasitology laboratory tutorial

You CAREFULLY scrape the surface of the skin around your eyebrows and put the scrapings onto a microscope slide. You view the arthropod on the left. What species does it represent?

Demodex folliculorum
Ixodes scapularis
Sarcoptes scabei
Trombicula sp.

Original; photograph by S. J. Upton

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