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Larval morphology, development and forensic importance of Synthesiomyia nudiseta (Diptera: Muscidae) in Europe: a rare species or just overlooked?
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PMID:  22929039     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The muscid Synthesiomyia nudiseta (van der Wulp, 1883) is a species with forensic importance in tropical and subtropical regions of the world. This fly has recently been introduced into southern Europe and, until now, had not been recorded in forensic cases in this region. Here, morphology of all larval instars of S. nudiseta is documented in detail by using a combination of light and scanning electron microscopy. Literature data concerning larval morphology are revised and characters allowing identification from other forensically important Muscidae are listed. The life cycle of this species was studied at four constant temperatures: 15, 20, 25 and 30°C. Total development varied between 46.50±0.97 days at 15°C and 15.39±0.32 days at 30°C. Moreover, we report this species breeding in human corpses, for the first time in Europe, in forensic cases from autopsies at the Anatomical Forensic Institute of Madrid and the Institute of Legal Medicine of Alicante, Spain.
Authors:
Y Velásquez; T Ivorra; A Grzywacz; A Martínez-Sánchez; C Magaña; A García-Rojo; S Rojo
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-8-29
Journal Detail:
Title:  Bulletin of entomological research     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1475-2670     ISO Abbreviation:  Bull. Entomol. Res.     Publication Date:  2012 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-8-29     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2984715R     Medline TA:  Bull Entomol Res     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  1-13     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
University Research Institute of Biodiversity CIBIO, Department of Environmental Sciences, University of Alicante, E-03080 Alicante, Spain.
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