Experimental life-cycle studies ofRaillietiella Sambon, 1910 (Pentastomida: Cephalobaenida): the fourth-stage larva is infective for the definitive host

@article{Bosch2004ExperimentalLS,
  title={Experimental life-cycle studies ofRaillietiella Sambon, 1910 (Pentastomida: Cephalobaenida): the fourth-stage larva is infective for the definitive host},
  author={Hubert Bosch},
  journal={Zeitschrift f{\"u}r Parasitenkunde},
  year={2004},
  volume={72},
  pages={673-680}
}
The larval development in the intermediate host of threeRaillietiella species which utilize lizards as definitive hosts and insects as intermediate hosts has been studied. In experimentally infected cockroaches (Periplaneta americana) early larval development involves three moults to an infective fourth-stage larva which appears from six weeks post-infection. The three successive larval stages in the intermediate host that develop in the haemocoel encysted by cells of the arthropod host differ… CONTINUE READING