Hymenolepis diminuta – Proglottides

Morphological Features of Mature Proglottid
  • Wider than long
  • Genital pores are unilateral; always situated on the left anterior corner of each segment
  • Each mature segment contains three testes and a bilobed ovary
Morphological Features of Gravid Proglottid
  • Wider than long: 0.7-0.8 mm long × 3-4 mm wide
  • Uterus not visible; proglottid is filled with eggs