Taxonomy: f. Dilepididae
Animal: Dipylidium caninum 20 11.jpg
Dipylidium caninum oncospheres in Ctenocephalides felis felis larva (cat flea larva) showing the host reaction to the oncospheres at 25 degrees C and 6 days post infection using TEM. Temperature was found to have a marked effect on the development of both the host and the parasite. Host reaction was more marked and prolonged at 20 - 25 degrees than at higher temperatures. (see bibliography- Pugh, 1987 Parasitol Res 73:171-177; Pugh & Moorhouse 1985 Z.Parasitenkd 71:765-775; Pugh 1985 PhD thesis).
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