Noppawan Boonchu

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Antennal sensilla of some forensically important fly species in the families Calliphoridae (Chrysomya megacephala, Chrysomya rufifacies, Chrysomya nigripes and Lucilia cuprina), Sarcophagidae (Parasarcophaga dux) and Muscidae (Musca domestica) were studied using scanning electron microscopy. Five types of sensilla were observed: trichoid, basiconic,(More)
Ultrastructure of all larval instars of Parasarcophaga dux (Thomson), a common flesh fly species in Thailand, is presented using scanning electron microscopy. Special attention is given to the structure of anterior and posterior spiracles since these are important features used to differentiate between other sarcophagids. Each anterior spiracle in second(More)
We report a forensic entomology case associated with human myiasis in Chiang Mai Province, northern Thailand. The remains of a 53-yr-old-male were concurrently infested with third instars of the two blow fly species, Chrysomya megacephala (F.) and Chrysomya rufifacies (Macquart), near a severe tumor lesion presented on the lower right leg. The presence of(More)
Eggs of Liosarcophaga dux (Thomson) (Diptera: Sarcophagidae) are elongated and slightly bean-shaped, measuring approximately 1.5 mm in length. Each is covered externally by an eggshell comprised of polygonal patterns. In this study, scanning and transmission electron microscopy were used to examine the eggshell of this species of flesh fly for the first(More)
Fly eggs found in corpses can be utilized as entomological evidence in forensic investigations of deaths if the species of fly and the developmental rate at a temperature similar to the death scene are known. The species identification of fly eggs is particularly important, and previously, scanning electron microscope has been used for this purpose. Herein,(More)
The effects of eucalyptol were evaluated against the house fly, Musca domestica L., and blow fly, Chrysomya megacephala (F.). The bioassay of adults, using topical application, indicated that M. domestica males were more susceptible than females, with the LD50 being 118 and 177 microg/fly, respectively. A higher LD50 of C. megacephala was obtained; 197(More)
The larval morphology of Chrysomya megacephala (Fabricius) is presented using scanning electron microscopy (SEM). Extreme similarity of this species to Chrysomya rufifacies (Macquart), a species usually found concurrently inhabiting decomposing human corpses in Thailand, is seen only in the first-instar larvae. The relative thickness of the branches of the(More)
We examined the eggshell structure of the blowfly, Chrysomya nigripes Aubertin, a species of forensic importance, using scanning electron microscopy. A relatively wide plastron region was located dorsally. It extended almost the entire length of the egg and bifurcated slightly, close to the micropyle, which is a deep cavity surrounded by an elevated, fine,(More)
The morphology of all instars of Chrysomya nigripes Aubertin, a blow fly species of forensic importance, is presented with the aid of both light microscopy and scanning electron microscopy (SEM). Morphological features of the cephalopharyngeal skeleton, anterior spiracle, posterior spiracle, and dorsal spines between the prothorax and mesothorax are(More)
We reported on the hairy maggot of Chrysomya villeneuvi Patton, collected from a human corpse in Thailand. Although the general morphology of the third instar closely resembled the more common hairy maggot blow fly, Chrysomya rufifacies (Macquart), the spines along the tubercles of each body segment could be used as a feature to distinguish between these(More)