First record of genus Puliciphora Dahl (Diptera

Phoridae) associated with rabbit carcasses placed in concealed environments in Malaysia

Raja Muhammad Zuha Raja Kamal Bashah, Huong Wen See, R. Henry L Disney, Baharudin Omar

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Abstract

Scuttle flies of genus Puliciphora Dahl (Diptera: Phoridae) are recorded for the first time in Malaysia from rabbit carcasses placed in concealed environments. They consist of Puliciphora borinquenensis Wheeler , Puliciphora obtecta Meijere and Puliciphora beckeri Meijere . All species were obtained from rabbit carcasses in used luggage and garbage bin placed at Forensic Science Simulation Site, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Bangi, Selangor. The specimens were collected from the carcasses using a modified Malaise trap, an entomological aspirator and preserved in 70% ethanol. This report expands the geographical distributions of these species and their microhabitat, suggests its possible important role in forensic entomology.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e36-e37
JournalForensic Science International
Volume245
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2014

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Malaysia
Diptera
Entomology
Garbage
Rabbits
Forensic Sciences
Ethanol

Keywords

  • Decomposition
  • Forensic entomology
  • Insect succession
  • Phoridae
  • Scuttle fly

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine

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