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A new dipteran forensic indicator in buried bodies.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20557459     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The first breeding records of miltogrammine fleshflies in buried vertebrate carrion are presented. First instars of Eumacronychia persolla Reinhard (Nearctic) (Diptera: Sarcophagidae) and Phylloteles pictipennis Loew (Palaearctic) (Diptera: Sarcophagidae) are able to penetrate dry, loose soil and reach deeply buried animal remains, an ability which distinguishes is unique to necrophagous Calyptratae. Their broad geographical distribution, fast location and colonization of carrion, complete development on buried food resources and easy identification make these species useful forensic indicators in buried bodies in dry habitats.
K Szpila; J G Voss; T Pape
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2010-06-17
Journal Detail:
Title:  Medical and veterinary entomology     Volume:  24     ISSN:  1365-2915     ISO Abbreviation:  Med. Vet. Entomol.     Publication Date:  2010 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-08-12     Completed Date:  2010-11-22     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8708682     Medline TA:  Med Vet Entomol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  278-83     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Animal Ecology, Institute of Ecology and Environmental Protection, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Toruń, Poland.
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MeSH Terms
Forensic Sciences / methods*
Postmortem Changes
Time Factors

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