Nocturnal oviposition behavior of forensically important Diptera in Central England

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Barnes, Kate M., Grace, Karon A. and Bulling, Mark T. 2015. Nocturnal oviposition behavior of forensically important Diptera in Central England. Journal of Forensic Sciences. https://doi.org/10.1111/1556-4029.12841
AuthorsBarnes, Kate M., Grace, Karon A. and Bulling, Mark T.
Abstract

Timing of oviposition on a corpse is a key factor in entomologically based minimum postmortem interval (mPMI) calculations. However, there is considerable variation in nocturnal oviposition behavior of blow flies reported in the research literature. This study investigated nocturnal oviposition in central England for the first time, over 25 trials from 2011 to 2013. Liver-baited traps were placed in an urban location during control (diurnal), and nocturnal periods and environmental conditions were recorded during each 5-h trial. No nocturnal activity or oviposition was observed during the course of the study indicating that nocturnal oviposition is highly unlikely in central England.

KeywordsForensic entomology; Calliphoridae; Post-mortem; Forensic science
Year2015
JournalJournal of Forensic Sciences
ISSN00221198
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1111/1556-4029.12841
Web address (URL)http://hdl.handle.net/10545/621248
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ContributorsUniversity of Derby, Department of Natural Sciences; University of Derby; Kedleston Road Derby DE22 1HE U.K, Department of Natural Sciences; University of Derby; Kedleston Road Derby DE22 1HE U.K and Department of Natural Sciences; University of Derby; Kedleston Road Derby DE22 1HE U.K
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