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Histomorphology of the Female Reproductive Organ of the Cattle Fly, Hippobosca Maculata Lch (Diptera : Hippoboscidae)

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The female reproductive organ of Hippobosca maculata Lch., consists of paired ovaries, lateral oviducts, a common oviduct, uterus, vagina, and two pairs of milk glands. Each ovary is formed of a single polytrophic ovariole having a few trophocytes, a large oocyte, and interfollicular cells. The uterus is a pouch like enlarged sac accommodating the developing larva. The tubular vagina communicates to the outside through a larvipore. The paired milk glands open separately into the common oviduct. These glands undergo cyclical changes reaching maximum development during the "gestation period".

Affiliations: 1: (Department of Zoology, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India; 2: Department of Zoology, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda


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