Sarcophaga Dux Thomson (Diptera: Sarcophagidae) recovered from wrapped body of an infant: Its evidential value

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The decomposed body of a male infant was found in an oil palm estate in Rengit, Batu Pahat, Johor wrapped with clothes. Entomological specimens recovered in this case were flesh fly larvae, Sarcophaga (Liosarcophaga) dux Thomson and Sarcophaga peregrina (Robineau-Desvoidy) (Diptera: Sarcophagidae). Minimum post mortem interval (PMImin) was approximately 48 hrs based on the largest specimen, i.e. S. dux. This species has been featured as forensically important species in Malaysia but scarcity of developmental data and bionomics in cadaver environment limit its utilization in forensic case. Issues pertaining its evidential value in this case and recommendations are described herein.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)163-170
Number of pages8
JournalSerangga
Volume21
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2016

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Keywords

  • Flesh fly
  • Forensic entomology
  • Post mortem interval
  • Sarcophagidae

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  • Insect Science
  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics

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Sarcophaga Dux Thomson (Diptera : Sarcophagidae) recovered from wrapped body of an infant: Its evidential value. / Raja Kamal Bashah, Raja Muhammad Zuha; Muhammad, Hilmi Baba.

In: Serangga, Vol. 21, No. 2, 01.01.2016, p. 163-170.

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