|Publication Type:||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication:||1982|
|Authors:||G. P. Agarwal, Saxena A. Kumar|
|Pagination:||92 - 97|
|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.