Taxonomy: f. Dilepididae
Animal: Dipylidium caninum 6 08.jpg
Dipylidium caninum developed and a fully developed metacestode with withdrawn rostellum in haemocoele of adult cat flea, the intermediate host, reared at 32 degrees C and 3 mm Hg 12 days post infection. (rh - rostellar hooks, s - sucker). note - external, clear outer layer around the fully developed metacestode. (Pugh 1985 PhD thesis).

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