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An initial study of insect succession and carrion decomposition in various forest habitats of Central Europe.
At the end of summer and beginning of fall 2005 insect succession and pig carrion decomposition were studied in pine-oak forest, hornbeam-oak forest, and alder forest in Western Poland (CentralExpand
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Insect succession and carrion decomposition in selected forests of Central Europe. Part 2: Composition and residency patterns of carrion fauna.
The insect fauna of pig carcasses was monitored in different seasons and forests of Western Poland (Central Europe). The composition of carrion fauna and selected features of residency in carrion inExpand
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Insect succession and carrion decomposition in selected forests of Central Europe. Part 1: Pattern and rate of decomposition.
Pig carrion decomposition and insect succession were monitored in different seasons and forests of Central Europe. Pattern of decomposition as well as onset, duration and rate of decompositionalExpand
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The Food Composition of Immature and Non-breeding White Storks in Poland
Abstract The food of immature White Storks (Ciconia ciconia) feeding in meadows in Poland was studied by pellet analysis. The most important food items by numbers were insects, mainly beetles, whichExpand
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Insect succession and carrion decomposition in selected forests of Central Europe. Part 3: Succession of carrion fauna.
The succession of insects on pig carrion was monitored in spring, summer and autumn, in three forest types and 2 years in Western Poland (Central Europe). In most forensically useful taxa,Expand
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Chrysomya albiceps (Wiedemenn, 1819), a forensically important blowfy (Diptera: Calliphoridae) new for the Polish fauna
During studies of arthropod succession on pig carrion in Western Poland, several specimens of Chrysomya albiceps were collected. This is the first record of the genus Chrysomya in Poland and theExpand
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Insect succession on carrion : seasonality, habitat preference and residency of histerid beetles (Coleoptera: Histeridae) visiting pig carrion exposed in various forests (western Poland)
Carrion is an example of ephemeral and patchy microhabitat, rich in organic matter and therefore frequently colonized with a specific and repeated sequence by various arthropods. Beetles of theExpand
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Effect of body mass and clothing on decomposition of pig carcasses
Carcass mass and carcass clothing are factors of potential high forensic importance. In casework, corpses differ in mass and kind or extent of clothing; hence, a question arises whether methods forExpand
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Effect of body mass and clothing on carrion entomofauna
Carcass mass largely affects pattern and rate of carrion decomposition. Supposedly, it is similarly important for carrion entomofauna; however, most of its likely effects have not been testedExpand
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Erotylidae (Insecta, Coleoptera) of Poland – problematic taxa, updated keys and new records
Abstract New data concerning the occurrence of pleasing fungus beetles (Coleoptera: Erotylidae) in Poland are given, with a focus on rare and difficult to identify Central European taxa. CryptophilusExpand
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