Vagina of Lipeurus lawrensis tropicalis, an ischnoceran Phthiraptera

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:1982
Authors:G. P. Agarwal, Saxena A. Kumar
Journal:Angewandte Parasitologie
Pagination:92 - 97
Date Published:1982
ISBN Number:0003-3162
Keywords:animals, chicken, India, Mallophaga, Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't, Species Specificity, vagina

The vagina in poultry lice, Lipeurus lawrensis tropicalis PETERS, is a simple cup-shaped structure but is complex in its internal organization. It is divisible into anterior, central and posterior part. The anterior tubular part is deeply sunk into the posterior cup-shaped one due to the invagination of the central part. The space thus formed probably serves as sperm storage, as the spermatheca is absent.

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