Biology 546
Human parasitology laboratory tutorial

The groups of eggs on the left were found within a decomposing proglottid in the feces of an 8 year old California boy who was visiting his college age sister here in Manhattan. What species do they represent?

Diphyllobothrium latum
Dipylidium caninum
Hymenolepis diminuta
Vampirolepis nana

Original; photograph by S. J. Upton

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