Biology 546
Human parasitology laboratory tutorial

The eggs on the left were found in the feces of an 4 year old boy who moved with his parents to Kansas from Mississippi. The eggs measured about 35 micrometers in length. What species is represented?

Diphyllobothrium latum
Dipylidium caninum
Hymenolepis diminuta
Vampirolepis nana

Original; photograph by S. J. Upton

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