Learn about some of the many insects and arachnids that feed off of humans in this interactive slideshow from NOVA scienceNOW. There are innumerable tiny creatures that live on or near the human body, using it as food and shelter. Images and descriptions detail the characteristics, life cycles, favored conditions, and health risks of eight such animals: the head louse, the body louse, the eyelash mite, the tick, the human botfly, the dust mite, the bed bug, and the scabies mite.
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