First report of the signal fly, Scholastes sp. (Diptera: Platystomatidae) visiting animal carcasses in Malaysia

Chen Chee Dhang, Heo Chong Chin, David Mcalpine, Hiromu Kurahashi, Nazni Wasi Ahmad, Mohamad Abdullah Marwi, John Jeffery, Lee Han Lim, Baharudin Omar, Mohd Sofian-Azirun

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Abstract

Signal fly, Scholastes sp. (Diptera: Platystomatidae) was observed associated with animal carcasses in Malaysia. The first observation was on a monkey carcass, which was killed by using a handgun and immediately placed in a forested area in Gombak, Selangor while the second observation was on a pig that died of natural causes and whose carcass was placed in an oil palm plantation in Tanjung Sepat, Selangor. Both animal carcasses were visited by Scholastes sp. flies during the fresh decomposition period. However, the role Scholastes flies in the decomposition process remains unknown. In this paper, we report the occurrence of Scholastes sp. on animal carcasses in Malaysia for the first time.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)264-266
Number of pages3
JournalTropical Biomedicine
Volume25
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2008

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Dhang, C. C., Chin, H. C., Mcalpine, D., Kurahashi, H., Ahmad, N. W., Marwi, M. A., ... Sofian-Azirun, M. (2008). First report of the signal fly, Scholastes sp. (Diptera: Platystomatidae) visiting animal carcasses in Malaysia. Tropical Biomedicine, 25(3), 264-266.

First report of the signal fly, Scholastes sp. (Diptera : Platystomatidae) visiting animal carcasses in Malaysia. / Dhang, Chen Chee; Chin, Heo Chong; Mcalpine, David; Kurahashi, Hiromu; Ahmad, Nazni Wasi; Marwi, Mohamad Abdullah; Jeffery, John; Lim, Lee Han; Omar, Baharudin; Sofian-Azirun, Mohd.

In: Tropical Biomedicine, Vol. 25, No. 3, 2008, p. 264-266.

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Dhang, CC, Chin, HC, Mcalpine, D, Kurahashi, H, Ahmad, NW, Marwi, MA, Jeffery, J, Lim, LH, Omar, B & Sofian-Azirun, M 2008, 'First report of the signal fly, Scholastes sp. (Diptera: Platystomatidae) visiting animal carcasses in Malaysia', Tropical Biomedicine, vol. 25, no. 3, pp. 264-266.
Dhang CC, Chin HC, Mcalpine D, Kurahashi H, Ahmad NW, Marwi MA et al. First report of the signal fly, Scholastes sp. (Diptera: Platystomatidae) visiting animal carcasses in Malaysia. Tropical Biomedicine. 2008;25(3):264-266.
Dhang, Chen Chee ; Chin, Heo Chong ; Mcalpine, David ; Kurahashi, Hiromu ; Ahmad, Nazni Wasi ; Marwi, Mohamad Abdullah ; Jeffery, John ; Lim, Lee Han ; Omar, Baharudin ; Sofian-Azirun, Mohd. / First report of the signal fly, Scholastes sp. (Diptera : Platystomatidae) visiting animal carcasses in Malaysia. In: Tropical Biomedicine. 2008 ; Vol. 25, No. 3. pp. 264-266.
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