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.
- Feeding Behavior
- Forensic Anthropology
- Postmortem Changes
Manlove, J. D., & Disney, R. H. L. (2008). The use of Megaselia abdita (Diptera Phoridae) in forensic entomology. Forensic Science International, 175(1), 83-84. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.forsciint.2007.08.001