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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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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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Flesh flies (Diptera: Sarcophagidae) colonising large carcasses in Central Europe
Sarcophagidae are an important element of carrion insect community. Unfortunately, results on larval and adult Sarcophagidae from forensic carrion studies are virtually absent mostly due to theExpand
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Estimating the Preappearance Interval from Temperature in Creophilus maxillosus L. (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae) *,†
  • S. Matuszewski
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Journal of forensic sciences
  • 1 January 2012
Abstract:  Some carrion insects appear on carcasses late in decomposition. While using these late‐arriving taxa to estimate postmortem interval, it is vital to accurately estimate an intervalExpand
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Estimating the pre-appearance interval from temperature in Necrodes littoralis L. (Coleoptera: Silphidae).
  • S. Matuszewski
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Forensic science international
  • 10 October 2011
While estimating post-mortem interval from entomological evidence it is useful to divide it into two separate intervals: the pre-appearance interval (PAI) and the development interval in the case ofExpand
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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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