Sunday, March 15, 2020

Answer to Case 584

Answer to Parasite Case of the Week 583: Dipteran fly pupa, possibly a fruit fly pupa (Drosophilidae); not a human parasite.

As Old One commented, "...I probably have endless numbers of these critters residing in my kitchen waste recycling bin. Jokes on me."

This fun case donated by Dr. Poloni has some interesting morphologic features that we don't usually get to see in the clinical microbiology laboratory, such as long anterior respiratory spiracles.

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