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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Decomposition and dipteran succession in pig carrion in central Argentina: ecological aspects and their importance in forensic science
Author: Horenstein, MB
Linhares, AX
De Ferradas, BR
Garcia, D
Abstract: Data on the insect species associated with corpse decomposition are particularly important for estimation of the post-mortem interval (PMI) in forensic science because the PMI is based on the lifecycle and behaviour of necrophagous insects, among other measures. To determine the dipteran succession on pig carrion, four experiments, one in each season, were carried out during 2004 in a rural area of Cordoba, central Argentina. Two pigs (Sus scrofa L.) were used in each of the four experiments. At each time-point one pig was placed in the shade and the other under direct sunlight. Insects were collected daily during the first 4 weeks and thereafter every 2 or 3 days. Five stages of decomposition were observed and a total of 24 710 adult specimens were collected, belonging to the following eight families of Diptera: Calliphoridae; Muscidae; Sarcophagidae; Phoridae; Piophilidae; Fanniidae; Sphaeroceridae, and Anthomyiidae. All Calliphoridae collected in this study were considered to be of potential forensic importance because of their necrophagous behaviour and because their immature stages use carrion as a food source. Other species, such as Musca domestica L. and Ophyra aenescens (Wiedemann), were also considered to represent potential forensic indicators.
Subject: Diptera
forensic entomology
post-mortem interval
Country: EUA
Editor: Wiley-blackwell Publishing, Inc
Citation: Medical And Veterinary Entomology. Wiley-blackwell Publishing, Inc, v. 24, n. 1, n. 16, n. 25, 2010.
Rights: fechado
Date Issue: 2010
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