Demodex brevis

Demodex brevis
Demodex brevis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Arachnida
Subclass: Acari
Order: Trombidiformes
Family: Demodicidae
Genus: Demodex
Species: D. brevis
Binomial name
Demodex brevis
Akbulatova, 1963

Demodex brevis is one of the two species of face mite that afflict humans (alongisde Demodex folliculorum). They are very similar to the Demodex folliculorum, with just a few differences. They are usually found in the sebaceous glands of the human body. The same way that D. folliculorum reproduces on the follicles, D. brevis reproduces on the sebaceous glands.[1][2]


  1. ^ "Demodex brevis". Zipcode Zoo. April 27, 2009. Retrieved November 8, 2010. 
  2. ^ "BBC - h2g2 - The Face Mite". 3rd March 2008. Retrieved 2009-05-31.