Biology 546
Human parasitology laboratory tutorial

The egg on the left was found in the feces of an 8 year old boy who moved with his parents to Kansas from Alabama. The egg measured about 45 micrometers in diameter. What species does it represent?

Diphyllobothrium latum
Dipylidium caninum
Hymenolepis diminuta
Vampirolepis nana

Original; photograph by S. J. Upton

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