Examination of nocturnal blow fly (Diptera: Calliphoridae) oviposition on pig carcasses in mid-Michigan.

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The most common application of forensic entomology involves estimating a portion of the postmortem interval (PMI), which usually assumes that blow flies (Diptera: Calliphoridae) do not oviposit nocturnally. Research objectives were to (1) investigate blow fly nocturnal oviposition in relation to sunrise and sunset in Michigan; (2) evaluate abiotic variables… (More)

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@article{Zurawski2009ExaminationON, title={Examination of nocturnal blow fly (Diptera: Calliphoridae) oviposition on pig carcasses in mid-Michigan.}, author={Kristi N Zurawski and Mark Eric Benbow and James Ryan Miller and Richard W. Merritt}, journal={Journal of medical entomology}, year={2009}, volume={46 3}, pages={671-9} }