Forensic use of Megaselia abdita and M. scalaris (Phoridae: Diptera): case studies, development rates, and egg structure.

@article{Greenberg1998ForensicUO,
  title={Forensic use of Megaselia abdita and M. scalaris (Phoridae: Diptera): case studies, development rates, and egg structure.},
  author={Bernard Greenberg and Jeffrey D. Wells},
  journal={Journal of medical entomology},
  year={1998},
  volume={35 3},
  pages={205-9}
}
Megaselia abdita Schmitz is reported from human corpses in 2 forensic cases in Chicago, IL. This fly has not been recorded in the Nearctic region before these occurrences. Descriptions of the death scenes and the insect indicators are given, as are developmental schedules and descriptions of the eggs of M. abdita and Megaselia scalaris (Loew). The presence of either fly on the body, together with blowflies or other insects, could contribute to a determination of the postmortem interval. Given… CONTINUE READING

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