Morphological descriptions on the larvae of hypopygiopsis fumipennis (walker, 1856) (Diptera

Calliphoridae)

C. C. Heo, B. Latif, S. A. Silahuddin, W. A. Nazni, Baharudin Omar

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Abstract

The study on biodiversity of forensically important Diptera in the tropical rain forest in Malaysia is scarce. Thus, a preliminary survey was conducted at a jungle fringe near Kampung Bahagia Bukit Lagong, Sungai Buloh, Selangor. A rat carcass was offered to attract carrion flies and we collected an adult female calliphorid, Hypopygiopsis fumipennis (Walker, 1856) during the fresh stage of carcass decomposition. The female fly was allowed to oviposit on chicken liver in a container and the resulting larvae were reared to the adult stage. Along the developmental process, several individuals from each instar were collected and preserved in 70% ethanol and then processed on the slides. We recorded the duration of development for each instar and described its larval features for the first time. The third instar larvae of H. fumipennis showed accessory oral sclerite present, anterior spiracle with 13-15 papillae, intersegmental spines mostly unicuspid with pointed end, and posterior spiracles heavily sclerotized with inter-slit projections. Some larval differences between H. fumipennis and Hypopygiopsis violacea were noted.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)151-159
Number of pages9
JournalTropical Biomedicine
Volume32
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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Morphological descriptions on the larvae of hypopygiopsis fumipennis (walker, 1856) (Diptera : Calliphoridae). / Heo, C. C.; Latif, B.; Silahuddin, S. A.; Nazni, W. A.; Omar, Baharudin.

In: Tropical Biomedicine, Vol. 32, No. 1, 2015, p. 151-159.

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Heo, C. C. ; Latif, B. ; Silahuddin, S. A. ; Nazni, W. A. ; Omar, Baharudin. / Morphological descriptions on the larvae of hypopygiopsis fumipennis (walker, 1856) (Diptera : Calliphoridae). In: Tropical Biomedicine. 2015 ; Vol. 32, No. 1. pp. 151-159.
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