Occurrence of Poecilochirus austroasiaticus (Acari: Parasitidae) in forensic autopsies and its application on postmortem interval estimation

  title={Occurrence of Poecilochirus austroasiaticus (Acari: Parasitidae) in forensic autopsies and its application on postmortem interval estimation},
  author={Alejandro Gonz{\'a}lez Medina and Lucas Gonz{\'a}lez Herrera and M. Alejandra Perotti and Gilberto Jim{\'e}nez R{\'i}os},
  journal={Experimental and Applied Acarology},
Despite the fact that mites were used at the dawn of forensic entomology to elucidate the postmortem interval, their use in current cases remains quite low for procedural reasons such as inadequate taxonomic knowledge. A special interest is focused on the phoretic stages of some mite species, because the phoront-host specificity allows us to deduce in many occasions the presence of the carrier (usually Diptera or Coleoptera) although it has not been seen in the sampling performed in situ or in… Expand
First record of Poecilochirus mrciaki Mašán, 1999 (Acari, Parasitidae) and its phoretic carriers in the Iberian peninsula
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First contribution of mites (Acari) to the forensic analysis of hanged corpses: a case study from Spain.
Four species of mites, phoretic on carrion (Silphidae) and rove (Staphylinidae) beetles, complemented and reinforced the autopsy analysis as well as the scarce information provided by insect activity. Expand
Gamasina Mites (Acari: Mesostigmata) Associated with Animal Remains in the Mediterranean Region of Navarra (Northern Spain)
This work is the first study of the role of mites in forensic science in the Mediterranean region of Navarra (northern Spain) and is contributing 16 new records for the Iberian Peninsula. Expand
Macrocheles species (Acari: Macrochelidae) associated with human corpses in Europe
Three human corpses, one from Sweden and two from Spain, have been analysed for the occurrence of Macrochelidae species, and Macrocheles muscaedomesticae and M. perglaber are reported for the first time from the Iberian Peninsula. Expand
Mites (Acari) as a Relevant Tool in Trace Evidence and Postmortem Analyses of Buried Corpses
This report interprets the presence of mite species in three clandestine graves in Europe, evaluating their potential use as trace evidence or markers, and reported for the first time in human graves. Expand
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Review of Mites Found on Various Animal Hosts and at Different Localities in Malaysia
This review catalogs mite species that have been documented in or on animal hosts in Malaysia and serves as a foundation for future work. Expand
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Microbial Interactions during Carrion Decomposition
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In Europe larvae of blowflies are the main group of insects responsible for decomposition of exposed vertebrate remains, including the human body. This determines their high forensic importance andExpand
The dispersal behaviour of the phoretic mite Poecilochirus carabi (Mesostigmata, Parasitidae): adaptation to the breeding biology of its carrier Necrophorus vespilloides (Coleoptera, Silphidae)
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Forensic acarology: an introduction
The scope of forensic acarology goes further than mites as indicators of time of death and might provide evidential data on movement or relocation of bodies, or locating a suspect at the scene of a crime. Expand
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Collembola of the Grave: A Cold Case History Involving Arthropods 28 Years After Death
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Phoretic mites associated with animal and human decomposition
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Caddisflies Assist with Homicide Case: Determining a Postmortem Submersion Interval Using Aquatic Insects *
A case study in which portions of a body from an adult male were discovered in a south central Michigan stream, and unique case‐building behaviors of the limnephilid caddisflies found on the remains were used to elucidate a PMSI range consistent with the disappearance of the victim. Expand
Carcases and mites
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A New Species of Manure-Inhabiting Mite in the Genus Poecilochirus (Acari: Mesostigmata: Parasitidae) Predacious on House Fly Eggs and Larvae
Poecilochirus monospinosus Wise, Hennessey & Axtell, new species, is described from specimens collected and reared from poultry manure from Chatham and Wake Counties, N.C. The larva, protonymph,Expand
Zum Wachstumsverhalten der Maden der blauen SchmeißfliegeCalliphora vicina
  • C. Reiter
  • Chemistry
  • Zeitschrift für Rechtsmedizin
  • 2006
SummaryFifty-three clusters of blowfly eggs of the genusCalliphora vicina were observed in the laboratory up to the hatching stage under reproducible and virtually field-like conditions. Rearing theExpand