The human DNA content in artifacts deposited by the blowfly Lucilia cuprina fed human blood, semen and saliva.


Adult flies of some species are known to be attracted to crime scenes where they feed on the proteinaceous decomposition products of dead bodies. The flies leave deposits through excretion and regurgitation, and these artifacts often appear morphologically similar to bloodstains. To date, little consideration has been given to the possibility of the fly… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.forsciint.2013.09.015


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