Leonardo Gomes

Learn More
Blowflies utilize discrete and ephemeral breeding sites for larval nutrition. After the exhaustion of food, larvae begin dispersing in search of sites to pupate or additional food sources, a process referred as postfeeding larval dispersal. Some of the most important aspects of this process were investigated in the blowfly Chrysomya albiceps, employing a(More)
Minimum post-mortem intervals can be estimated based on analyses of the pattern of insect succession on a carcass. In order to successfully apply this approach, insect development rates must be considered with regard to local regional climatic conditions. This study is the first to analyse insect succession on carcasses decomposing in a sugarcane crop in(More)
The interaction between olfactory and visual cues in the landing responses of Chrysomya megacephala (Fabricius) was analyzed in a natural environment (grass) using three plain cardboard circles with the colors white, black and other being the own grass (control) with 30 cm in diameter. The circles were divided in four quadrants and five sectors using as(More)
Forensic entomology is the science that studies the role of insects in decomposing corpses and one of the most common uses is to estimate the post-mortem interval (PMI) based on insect activity on a decomposing body. Usually, flies are the first insects to reach a carcass and are able to oviposit on carrion within a few hours after death. Scanning electron(More)
Immature and adult stages of blowflies are one of the primary invertebrate consumers of decomposing animal organic matter. When the food supply is consumed or when the larvae complete their development and migrate prior to the total removal of the larval substrate, they disperse to find adequate places for pupation, a process known as postfeeding larval(More)
In this work, we automate a 3D reconstruction pipeline using two SURF-based approaches. The first approach uses SURF correspondences to pre-align multiple 3D scans from a same object without requiring manual labor. The second approach uses SURF correspondences to calibrate high resolution color images to 3D scans in order to improve the texture quality of(More)
Foraging by Polybia (Trichothorax) ignobilis (Hymenoptera, Vespidae) on flies at animal carcasses. Proteins for brood nutrition of social wasps are obtained from many prey, including insects (even bees and other wasps), spiders and bits of decaying meat. After being captured and killed, prey are reduced to a shapeless mass and distributed to the brood.(More)
Blowflies use discrete and ephemeral substrates to feed their larva. After they run out of food, the larvae begin to disperse in order to find adequate places for pupation or additional food sources, a process named post-feeding larval dispersal. Briefly state the aspects and why they are important were studied in a circular arena of 25 cm in diameter and(More)
This work proposes to improve a traditional 3D reconstruction pipeline by combining it with two techniques: A realtime 3D modelling system to give a visual feedback in acquisition stage; and a super-resolution spatio-temporal filter to improve the depth data. We use noisy RGBD images from an inaccurate real-time depth sensor device in the whole process and(More)