Dipylidium caninum (Dog Tapeworm) — photos

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Scolex, and egg capsules in mature segment.

Photo 1. Scolex, and egg capsules in mature segment. The adult D. caninum which reaches a length of 10 to 70 cm, is the common tapeworm of domestic and wild canines and felines. Eggs in which larval hooks may be seen are passed in clusters in capsules as the mature segments disintegrate. (x9)

Scolex, and egg capsules in mature segment too.

Photo 2. Scolex, and egg capsules in mature segment too. (x 15)

Dog flea larva and adult.

Photo 3. Dog flea larva and adult. The eggs are ingested by larval dog, cat or human fleas. They develop first procercoid, then cysticercoid larvae in the haemocoel of the insects in which they remain when the fleas grow to the adult stage. Man becomes infected by accidentally swallowing infected fleas. (x 15)

Immature cysticercoid from dog flea.

Photo 4. Immature cysticercoid from dog flea.

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