Searching the Soil: Forensic Importance of Edaphic Fauna After the Removal of a Corpse

  title={Searching the Soil: Forensic Importance of Edaphic Fauna After the Removal of a Corpse},
  author={M. Salo{\~n}a and M. Moraza and M. Carles-Tolr{\'a} and V. Iraola and P. Bahillo and Tom{\'a}s Y{\'e}lamos and R. Outerelo and R. Alcaraz},
  journal={Journal of Forensic Sciences},
  • M. Saloña, M. Moraza, +5 authors R. Alcaraz
  • Published 2010
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Journal of Forensic Sciences
  • Arthropods at different stages of development collected from human remains in an advanced stage of decomposition (following autopsy) and from the soil at the scene are reported. [...] Key Result Necrophagous fauna on the human remains was dominated by the fly Piophilidae: Stearibia nigriceps (Meigen, 1826), mites Ascidae: Proctolaelaps epuraeae (Hirschmann, 1963), Laelapidae: Hypoaspis (Gaeolaelaps) aculeifer (Canestrini, 1884), and the beetle Cleridae: Necrobia rufipes (de Geer, 1775).Expand Abstract
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