Yearly activity patterns in southern Victoria (Australia) of seasonally active carrion insects.

  title={Yearly activity patterns in southern Victoria (Australia) of seasonally active carrion insects.},
  author={Mel S Archer and Mark A Elgar},
  journal={Forensic science international},
  volume={132 3},
Some seasonally active carrion invertebrates leave remnants of their presence that remain long after the completion of flesh decay. Remnants may include fly puparia (pupal cases) or insect exoskeletal elements. The presence of these remnants among old, decomposed remains can therefore indicate possible months in which death occurred. A large-scale study of the patterns of neonatal piglet decomposition and carrion insect succession in a forest was carried out in 1999 and 2000. Five fresh piglet… CONTINUE READING

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