Maggots and murder

March 1991
BioScience;Mar1991, Vol. 41 Issue 3, p199
Academic Journal
Points out that after a murder, insects are often first to show up at the scene of the crime. Observation that in Hawaii, some members of the Calliphoridae family appear within 10 minutes of a death to begin feeding and reproducing; Use of knowledge of insects to solve crimes by M. Lee Goff, a University of Hawaii forensic entomologist.


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