Succession of Carrion Fauna in the Arid Region of San Juan Province, Argentina and Its Forensic Relevance

@article{Aballay2011SuccessionOC,
  title={Succession of Carrion Fauna in the Arid Region of San Juan Province, Argentina and Its Forensic Relevance},
  author={Fernando Hern{\'a}n Aballay and Ander Murua and Johanna Marcela Cervera Acosta and N{\'e}stor Daniel Centeno},
  journal={Neotropical Entomology},
  year={2011},
  volume={41},
  pages={27-31}
}
The succession of carrion fauna and the decomposition stages were studied in the arid environment of San Juan Province, Argentina (31°32′34.7″ S; 68°34′39.4″ W). Two pig carcasses (Sus scrofa) were placed in wire mesh cages, 100 m apart from each other. Each carcass was surrounded by pitfall traps, and a modified Malaise trap was placed above. Daily samplings were carried out to collect the insects present in the carcasses and the traps, and body and environmental temperature were measured. The… CONTINUE READING

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