Eyelash mite tails, SEM
Eyelash mite tails. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of the tails (pink) of three eyelash, or follicle, mites (Demodex folliculorum), protruding from a human hair follicle. The hair shaft (upper right) is also seen. These harmless parasites infest follicles (depressions in the skin which contain the roots of hairs) around the eyelids, nose and in the ear canals of humans. One follicle may contain up to 25 growing mites. They feed on oily secretions from the skin's sebaceous glands, as well as dead skin cells. Infestation is usually symptomless, but, in some individuals, allergic reactions to the mites can cause hair loss and acne. Magnification: x250 at 6x7cm size.
© STEVE GSCHMEISSNER/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Great Fen / Raft spider (Dolomedes plantarius), adult female eating an invasive species of fish
Great Fen / Raft spider (Dolomedes plantarius), adult female eating an invasive species of fish, Western mosquitofish, (Gambusia affinis), Alessandria, Italy, August.
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Portrait of Jumping Spider (Icius subinermis) photographed on a lichen (Xanthoria
Portrait of Jumping Spider (Icius subinermis) photographed on a lichen (Xanthoria parietina) in the heights of Sori.
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