Indoor Mite Debris
A good source for information on human Demodex mites is "Human Demodex Mite: The Versatile Mite of Dermatological Importance"
by Parvaiz Anwar Rather and Iffat Hassan, Indian Journal of Dermatology, vol. 59, no. 1, pp. 60-66, Jan-Feb, 2014.
These images are from environmental tapelift samples. These were collected from the skin of different individuals.
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.