Effects of decomposition on carcass attendance in a guild of carrion‐breeding flies

  title={Effects of decomposition on carcass attendance in a guild of carrion‐breeding flies},
  author={Melanie S. Archer and Mark A. Elgar},
  journal={Medical and Veterinary Entomology},
  • M. ArcherM. Elgar
  • Published 1 September 2003
  • Environmental Science
  • Medical and Veterinary Entomology
Abstract.  Many forensically important calliphorids, sarcophagids and muscids (Diptera) oviposit or larviposit on corpses only during the early stages of decomposition, yet individuals may attend bodies throughout decay. A field study was conducted to investigate how patterns of carcass use and attendance by some fly species are affected by decomposition. Five fly traps were placed in the forest and baited with whole, fresh piglet carcasses. Piglets decomposed in traps throughout the experiment… 

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