The use of Megaselia abdita (Diptera Phoridae) in forensic entomology

J. D. Manlove, R. H. L. Disney

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    Abstract

    This case study demonstrates the importance of the Phorid, Megaselia abdita (Schmitz), as an indicator for post-mortem interval estimation in criminal investigations involving forensic entomology where it is usually the more frequently occurring Calliphorids that are most useful. A case example is discussed where the temperatures were low for the period of time the deceased was missing.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)83-84
    Number of pages2
    JournalForensic Science International
    Volume175
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2008

    Keywords

    • Animals
    • Diptera
    • Entomology
    • Feeding Behavior
    • Forensic Anthropology
    • Humans
    • Male
    • Postmortem Changes
    • Pupa
    • Temperature

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