Journal of Applied and Natural Science 1(1):71-73(2009)
The eggshell morphology of Heterodoxus spiniger, infesting dog, Canis familiaris (Boopidae, Mallophaga)
Sanjita Tyagi2, Nidhi Gupta1, V. D. Joshi2, Archna Rashmi1, Gaurav Arya1 and A. K. Saxena1*
1Department of Zoology, Government Raza Postgraduate College, Rampur - 244901 (U.P.), India
2Department of Zoology, Government P. G. College, Kotdwara (Uttarakhand), India
*Corresponding author. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Abstract : The egg chorion of the dog louse Heterodoxus spiniger bears pentagonal / rectangular scutes (scale like sculpturing) arranged obliquely. The opercular disc of the egg bears tall cup shaped micropyles which unite to give ridge like appearance. The centre of the disc bears short thick rod like polar thread.
Keywords : Dog louse, Egg morphology, Phthirapteran egg