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Molecular Identification of Forensically Important Blow Fly Species (Diptera: Calliphoridae) in Taiwan
Abstract Forensic entomology is a discipline that mainly uses insects collected in and around corpses to estimate the post-mortem interval in medicocriminal investigations. Among all scavenger andExpand
Morphological diagnosis of six Liriomyza species (Diptera: Agromyzidae) of quarantine importance in Taiwan
Liriomyza leafminers comprise a pest group that causes both considerable economic losses and serious quarantine problems. In this study, morphological studies were performed to assist in the speciesExpand
A new horsehair worm, Chordodes formosanus sp. n. (Nematomorpha, Gordiida) from Hierodula mantids of Taiwan and Japan with redescription of a closely related species, Chordodes japonensis
Abstract A new species of horsehair worm, Chordodes formosanus sp. n., is described and compared to a closely related species, Chordodes japonensis. Although both species possess the same sixExpand
Larval Competition of Chrysomya megacephala and Chrysomya rufifacies (Diptera: Calliphoridae): Behavior and Ecological Studies of Two Blow Fly Species of Forensic Significance
  • S. Shiao, T. Yeh
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Journal of medical entomology
  • 1 July 2008
Abstract Chrysomya megacephala and Chrysomya rufifacies are two predominant necrophagous species in Taiwan. Larvae of the latter can prey on other maggots, including that of their own species asExpand
Life history data on the fly parasitoids Aleochara nigra Kraatz and A. asiatica Kraatz (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae), and their potential application in forensic entomology.
Knowledge of the developmental time of the immature stages of necrophagous flies has been the main tool for estimating minimum post-mortem intervals (min PMIs) in forensic entomology. Many parasiticExpand
Development of insects under fluctuating temperature: a review and case study
The relationship between temperature and the developmental rate of organisms is crucial for understanding a variety of biological processes. It is common to use an average‐based index of temperature,Expand
Oviposition Preferences of Two Forensically Important Blow Fly Species, Chrysomya megacephala and C. rufifacies (Diptera: Calliphoridae), and Implications for Postmortem Interval Estimation
ABSTRACT Necrophagous blow fly species (Diptera: Calliphoridae) are the most important agents for estimating the postmortem interval (PMI) in forensic entomology. Nevertheless, the ovipositionExpand
Keys to the blow flies of Taiwan, with a checklist of recorded species and the description of a new species of Paradichosia Senior-White (Diptera, Calliphoridae)
Abstract Blow flies (Diptera: Calliphoridae) show a great diversity in behavior and ecology, play important roles in ecosystems, and have medical and forensic importance to humans. Despite this, theExpand
Temperature adaptation in Chrysomya megacephala and Chrysomya pinguis, two blow fly species of forensic significance
Chrysomya megacephala (Fabricius) (Diptera: Calliphoridae) is a common and forensically important blow fly species in the Oriental region. However, in the higher mountain regions and on winter days,Expand