Environmental factors associated with Phormia regina (Diptera: Calliphoridae) oviposition.

@article{Berg2013EnvironmentalFA,
  title={Environmental factors associated with Phormia regina (Diptera: Calliphoridae) oviposition.},
  author={Maureen C Berg and M Eric Benbow},
  journal={Journal of medical entomology},
  year={2013},
  volume={50 2},
  pages={451-7}
}
The period of insect activity (PIA) contributes information to estimates of the minimum postmortem interval in forensic investigations and begins with blow fly attraction and oviposition on a resource such as carrion or a human corpse. Incorrectly estimating nocturnal oviposition could alter PIA estimates by up to at least 12 h; however, the extent of this difference in PIA would depend on environmental and geographic factors. To date, the literature on the extent and frequency of blow fly… CONTINUE READING
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