Review of Synthesiomyia nudiseta (Diptera: Muscidae) as a useful tool in forensic entomology

  title={Review of Synthesiomyia nudiseta (Diptera: Muscidae) as a useful tool in forensic entomology},
  author={T. Ivorra and A. Mart{\'i}nez-S{\'a}nchez and S. Rojo},
  journal={International Journal of Legal Medicine},
  pages={2003 - 2015}
Synthesiomyia nudiseta (van der Wulp, 1883) is a synanthropic muscid found in tropical and subtropical zones around the world. The larvae of this species are a secondary agent of myiasis with necrophagous habits and play an important role in forensic entomology, as they are used as an indicator of post-mortem interval. Adults can be considered vectors of etiological agents such as Escherichia coli and Shigella dysenteriae. Due to its ability to adapt to different environmental conditions, its… Expand


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