Follicle Mite Tail (Demodex folliculorum)Ref: 80016332
Follicle mite tail. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of the tail (centre) of a follicle or eyelash mite (Demodex folliculorum) protruding from a dissected human hair follicle. This harmless parasite infests hair follicles (depressions in the skin which contain the roots of hairs) around the eyelids, nose and in the ear canals of humans.
Magnification: x695 at 6x7cm size.