Adult fly age estimations using cuticular hydrocarbons and Artificial Neural Networks in forensically important Calliphoridae species.

@article{Moore2017AdultFA,
  title={Adult fly age estimations using cuticular hydrocarbons and Artificial Neural Networks in forensically important Calliphoridae species.},
  author={Hannah E. Moore and John B. Butcher and Charles R. Day and Falko P Drijfhout},
  journal={Forensic science international},
  year={2017},
  volume={280},
  pages={
          233-244
        }
}
Blowflies (Diptera: Calliphoridae) are forensically important as they are known to be one of the first to colonise human remains. The larval stage is typically used to assist a forensic entomologists with adult flies rarely used as they are difficult to age because they remain morphologically similar once they have gone through the initial transformation upon hatching. However, being able to age them is of interest and importance within the field. This study examined the cuticular hydrocarbons… CONTINUE READING