Citations with the tag: FORENSIC entomology

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  • Insect sleuths.
    Day, Nancy // Odyssey; Mar96, Vol. 5 Issue 3, p20 

    Focuses on forensic entomology, the study of insects or their larvae to solve crimes. Process description; Benefits to criminal investigations; Developmental stages. INSET: You solve the crime..

  • Fly witness.
    Chang, Maria L. // Science World; 10/20/97, Vol. 54 Issue 4, p8 

    Focuses on the use of forensic entomology, the science of using insects in solving crimes. Example of how blowfiles helped solved a crime in Canada in July 1995; How insects help to solve some crimes accurately; How bugs can determine if a body has been moved from the scene of a crime. INSET:...

  • Bugs on the Beat.
    Halfmann, Janet // Boys' Life; Jul2000, Vol. 90 Issue 7, p42 

    Focuses on the use of insects found on dead bodies in solving crime investigations through a process called forensic entomology.

  • Trooper uses entomology on the job.
    Halfmann, Janet // Landscape Management; Feb97, Vol. 36 Issue 2, p54 

    Reports on Delaware state trooper Jack Webb's use of forensic entomology. Webb's catalog of the types and progression of insects that mark corpse decomposition; Benefits of the catalog in solving homicides.

  • Bugs and Bodies.
    Lopata, Peg // Odyssey; Sep2008, Vol. 17 Issue 7, p49 

    The article presents information on carrion-feeding insects and how they help forensic entomologists determine place and time of a victim's death.

  • A maggot for the prosecution.
    Sachs, Jessica Snyder // Discover; Nov98, Vol. 19 Issue 11, p102 

    Focuses on the use of insects in solving murders. Use of forensic entomology; Determination of the time of death; Collection of maggots from pigs to compare with those in human cadavers; Alteration of insect behavior; Pattern of maggot invasion of corpses.

  • Crime Scene Insects.
    O'Meara, Stephen James // Odyssey; May2004, Vol. 13 Issue 5, p4 

    Reports that Crime Scene Insects, a new exhibit making a world tour, explores the rapidly growing field of forensic entomology.

  • The way of all flesh.
    Spinney, Laura // New Scientist; 4/1/95, Vol. 146 Issue 1971, World Below p12 

    Describes the stages of decomposition in death. Factors that determine the rate of decay; Dying agents for preserving bodies; Methods in forensic entomology; Egyptian mummification.

  • The body farm.
    Gannon, Robert // Popular Science; Sep97, Vol. 251 Issue 3, p76 

    Looks at the University of Tennessee's human decay research facility, called The Body Farm, a graveyard laboratory where forensic entomologists study dead bodies and their insect invaders to solve crimes. Valuable evidence provided by insects; Other crimes forensic entomologists can help solve;...

  • Regional Seminars to Begin.
    Gannon, Robert // Forensic Examiner; Sep1994, Vol. 3 Issue 8, p1 

    The article announces the correspondence courses and regional seminars on a variety of topics to be sponsored by the American Board of Forensic Entomology (ABFE) in 1994 as part of its major commitment to distance learning.

  • New Category of Membership: Attorney Affiliate-Member.
    Gannon, Robert // Forensic Examiner; Sep1994, Vol. 3 Issue 8, p10 

    The article announces that a new category of membership has been added for attorney affiliate-members of the American Board of Forensic Entomology (ABFE) in 1994.

  • THIS BUG'S LIFE.
    Gannon, Robert // Indianapolis Monthly; Oct2006, Vol. 30 Issue 2, p285 

    The article presents information about the Crime Scene Insects exhibition, being held at the Indiana State Museum in Indianapolis, Indiana. The exhibition documents the offensive history of forensic entomology and the use of maggots, flies, and beetles to solve crimes from their rough origins in...

  • The body farmers.
    Bennett, James // Bulletin with Newsweek; 4/27/2004, Vol. 122 Issue 6418, p58 

    Its official title is the University of Tennessee Forensic Anthropology Facility, but William Bass' unholy selection in Knoxville, Tennessee, is better known as the Body Farm. Started by the then retired Bass in 1971 with just one body planted on a tiny university plot, this shrine to forensic...

  • ENTOMOLOGISTS AS DETECTIVES.
    Graham Jr., Frank // Audubon; Sep/Oct91, Vol. 93 Issue 5, p14 

    Reports on entomologists' use of the presence of insects on the corpse of a headless woman to determine the circumstances of her death. Illustration of the fine points of forensic entomology; Absence of significant numbers of blowfly larvae on the corpse; Importance of keeping track of the...

  • Best practice in forensic entomology—standards and guidelines.
    Jens Amendt; Carlo Campobasso; Emmanuel Gaudry; Christian Reiter; Hélène LeBlanc; Martin J. R. Hall // International Journal of Legal Medicine; Mar2007, Vol. 121 Issue 2, p90 

    Abstract??Forensic entomology, the use of insects and other arthropods in forensic investigations, is becoming increasingly more important in such investigations. To ensure its optimal use by a diverse group of professionals including pathologists, entomologists and police officers, a common...

  • Sarcophagidae (Diptera) de importancia forense en la puna de Catamarca, Argentina: la ovoviviparidad como ventaja en condiciones de extrema aridez.
    Aballay, Fernando H.; Fern´ndez Campón, Florencia; Mulieri, Pablo R.; Urquiza, Silvana V. // Revista de la Sociedad Entomológica Argentina; dic2011, Vol. 70 Issue 3/4, p255 

    Despite their prevalence in human corpses during decomposition, Sarcophagidae are not frequently used in forensic studies due to the difficulty in their identification and to the lack of information on their biology. In this paper, we identified the species of Sarcophagidae associated to corpses...

  • The immature stages of the necrophagous fly, Prochyliza nigrimana: comparison with Piophila casei and medicolegal considerations (Diptera: Piophilidae).
    Martín-Vega, Daniel; Baz, Arturo; Díaz-Aranda, Luisa // Parasitology Research; Sep2012, Vol. 111 Issue 3, p1127 

    Flies of family Piophilidae have been recorded as major pests in the food industry, as agents of human myiasis and typically associated with carcasses in advanced stages of decay, being thus important in forensic entomology. Despite that the cosmopolitan species Piophila casei is the most cited...

  • Forensically important flesh fly species in Thailand: morphology and developmental rate.
    Sukontason, Kom; Bunchu, Nophawan; Chaiwong, Tarinee; Moophayak, Kittikhun; Sukontason, Kabkaew // Parasitology Research; Apr2010, Vol. 106 Issue 5, p1055 

    Forensically important flesh fly species in Thailand have been investigated for their larval morphology and developmental rate to increase the forensic entomology database in Thailand and nearby countries. Sarcophaga ( Liosarcophaga) dux Thomson, Sarcophaga ( Liopygia) ruficornis (Fabricius),...

  • Forensic Entomology.
    Sukontason, Kom; Bunchu, Nophawan; Chaiwong, Tarinee; Moophayak, Kittikhun; Sukontason, Kabkaew // Monkeyshines on Health & Science; Mar2003 Forensic Science, p30 

    Focuses on the study discipline of forensic entomology which involves studying insects and the related arthropods which can be found in criminal investigations. Origin of human beings and insects; Division of forensic entomology into urban and medicolegal entomology.

  • Details on The American College of Forensic Examiners.
    Sukontason, Kom; Bunchu, Nophawan; Chaiwong, Tarinee; Moophayak, Kittikhun; Sukontason, Kabkaew // Forensic Examiner; Sep1994, Vol. 3 Issue 8, p11 

    The article announces the promotion of the American Board of Forensic Entomology (ABFE) member to the American College of Forensic Examiners following a promotion to the rank of Fellow.

  • Countering Counterfeit Checks.
    Sukontason, Kom; Bunchu, Nophawan; Chaiwong, Tarinee; Moophayak, Kittikhun; Sukontason, Kabkaew // Forensic Examiner; Sep1994, Vol. 3 Issue 8, p11 

    The article focuses on a new technique reported by American Board of Forensic Entomology (ABFE) fellow Bob Webb to assist in the identification of scanned, copied or photocopied personal business checks, which involved an examination of the document under the microscope.

  • Non-invasive visualisation and volume estimation of maggot masses using computed tomography scanning.
    Johnson, Aidan; Archer, Melanie; Leigh-Shaw, Lyndie; Brown, Matthew; O'Donnell, Chris; Wallman, James // International Journal of Legal Medicine; Jan2013, Vol. 127 Issue 1, p185 

    There is limited understanding of the actual temperatures that maggots experience during growth. The impact of maggot mass heating on their growth rates cannot be properly factored into maggot growth rate models, thus limiting the accuracy of forensic entomology estimates. One of the major...

  • Effects of storage temperature on the change in size of Calliphora vicina larvae during preservation in 80% ethanol.
    Richards, Cameron; Rowlinson, Catherine; Hall, Martin // International Journal of Legal Medicine; Jan2013, Vol. 127 Issue 1, p231 

    The size of immature blowflies is a common measure to estimate the minimum time between death and the discovery of a corpse, also known as the minimum post-mortem interval. This paper investigates the effects of preservation, in 80% ethanol, on the length and weight of first instar, second...

  • Decomposed liver has a significantly adverse affect on the development rate of the blowfly Calliphora vicina.
    Richards, Cameron; Rowlinson, Catherine; Cuttiford, Lue; Grimsley, Rebecca; Hall, Martin // International Journal of Legal Medicine; Jan2013, Vol. 127 Issue 1, p259 

    The development rate of immature Calliphora vicina reared on decomposed liver was significantly slower, by as much as 30 h (55.4 % of total development time) for mid-sized larvae, and 71 h (35.0 %) and 58 h (14.6 %) if using times to the onset of pupariation and eclosion, respectively, than...

  • Forensic Entomology: An Introduction.
    Hoskins, Stephen // Journal of Biological Education (Society of Biology); Winter2007, Vol. 42 Issue 1, p47 

    The article reviews the book "Forensic Entomology: An Introduction," by Wiley and Dorothy E. Gennard.

  • Of Maggots & Murder: Forensic Entomology in the Classroom.
    Carloye, Lisa // American Biology Teacher; May2003, Vol. 65 Issue 5, p360 

    Provides an overview of a forensic entomology classroom activity performed by students using a sample of simulated maggots collected from the corpse of a murdered victim. Materials furnished for each death scenario; Summary of life history and stage of decay; Instructions for students.

  • THE NATURAL MOMENT VEGETARIAN CARRION.
    Espelie, Erin // Natural History; Feb2008, Vol. 117 Issue 1, p2 

    The article provides information on blow flies. Expect blow flies, flesh flies, coffin flies and other kinds of carrion flies to come calling not long after death does. Female blow flies usually arrive first, driven to lay their eggs in the still-juicy flesh of a corpse. By homing in on telltale...

  • Primer registro de artropodofauna cadav�rica en sustratos humanos y animales en San Juan, Argentina.
    Fernando H., Aballay; Mur�a, Alb�rico F.; Acosta, Juan C.; Centeno, N�stor // Revista de la Sociedad Entomol�gica Argentina; jul-dic2008, Vol. 67 Issue 3/4, p157 

    In order to determine the specific composition of cadaverous arthropod fauna associated with different decomposing vertebrate substrates, we studied the carrion arthropods that feed on outdoor carcasses in San Juan province, Argentina. Arthropods were collected on animal and human remains in the...

  • Comentario sobre el VII Congreso Argentino de Entomolog�a. Huerta Grande, C�rdoba, 21-24 de octubre de 2008.
    Fernando H., Aballay; Mur�a, Alb�rico F.; Acosta, Juan C.; Centeno, N�stor // Revista de la Sociedad Entomol�gica Argentina; jul-dic2008, Vol. 67 Issue 3/4, p168 

    No abstract available.

  • Bluebottle Flies.
    Wegner, Gerry // Pest Management Professional; May2010, Vol. 78 Issue 5, p46 

    The article offers information on the Bluebottle or blue blowflies. It says that mature females can deposit as many as 180 eggs at a time, which hatch in about 11 hours, complete the first three larval instars in three to nine days, and reach adulthood in three weeks time from hatching. In...

  • Insects Leave Clues at Crime Scene!
    Wegner, Gerry // Phoebe's Unusual Mysteries... Footprints in Time!; 2010, p52 

    The article presents information about forensic entomology which deals with the use of insects and arthropods to find evidence for legal investigations. There are three branches of entomology including medicolegal, urban, and stored product pests. Medicolegal entomology deals with study of...

  • Technology: A smart new world - Japanese style.
    Wegner, Gerry // African Business; Nov2002, Issue 281, p24 

    Focuses on products and processes used in different areas of business. Trend of automation of homes in Japan; Concerns regarding human consumption of meat of cloned animals in the U.S.; Use of forensic entomology to investigate crime in South Africa; Fine on motorists using cooking oil as fuel...

  • FEAST OF CLUES.
    Goff, M. Lee // Sciences; Jul/Aug91, Vol. 31 Issue 4, p30 

    Presents the concept of forensic entomology that uses several arthropods in determining postmortem intervals. Basis of the concept; Several incidents that reveal use of insects in criminal investigations; Five stage sequence of decomposition; Effect of variations in the location of a corpse on...

  • Durations of immature stage development period of Nasonia vitripennis (Walker) (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae) under laboratory conditions: implications for forensic entomology.
    Valéria Aguiar-Coelho // Parasitology Research;  

    Abstract  Some microhymenopterans are parasitoids of flies of forensic importance. Their parasitic habit can alter the duration of post-embryonic development of these flies, altering the postmortem interval. In order to analyze possible alterations occurring during the immature development...

  • Molecular identification of carrion-breeding scuttle flies (Diptera: Phoridae) using COI barcodes.
    Boehme, Petra; Amendt, Jens; Disney, R. Henry L.; Zehner, Richard // International Journal of Legal Medicine; Nov2010, Vol. 124 Issue 6, p577 

    Entomological evidence is often used in forensic cases for post-mortem interval (PMI) calculation. The most dominant species present on a corpse are typically blowflies. However, several cases have been reported where access to a corpse has been restricted for blowflies (e.g., on a buried or...

  • Entomology as a Profession.
    Bueno, J. R. de la Torre // America; 12/9/1916, Vol. 16 Issue 9, p200 

    The article explores entomology as a lucrative career in the U.S. in 1916. He says that entomology has become abreast with geology, botany and other natural sciences since the time when an entomologist succeeded in providing invaluable work to the public. He says that through the study of...

  • Determining the season of death from the family composition of insects infesting carrion.
    De Carvalho Moretti, Thiago; Bonato, Vinicius; Godoy, Wesley Augusto Conde // European Journal of Entomology; 2011, Vol. 108 Issue 2, p211 

    Determining the season of death by means of the composition of the families of insects infesting carrion is rarely attempted in forensic studies and has never been statistically modelled. For this reason, a baseline-category logit model is proposed for predicting the season of death as a...

  • CSI: maggot, as lunching larvae identify victim.
    Reardon, Sara // New Scientist;  

    The article discusses the collection of three maggot larvae from a badly burned body found in the woods by police in Mexico and their dissection by María de Lourdes Chávez-Briones, Marta Ortega-Martínez, and their colleagues at the Autonomous University of Nuevo León in San...

  • Estado del género de importancia forense Ophyra (Diptera: Muscidae) en Argentina.
    Patitucci, Luciano; Mulieri, Pablo R.; Oliva, Adriana; Mariluis, Juan C. // Revista de la Sociedad Entomológica Argentina; jun2010, Vol. 69 Issue 1/2, p91 

    The genus Ophyra Robineau-Desvoidy is an ecrophagous group of Muscidae distributed in warm climates worldwide. The information here presented is based on the compilation of distributional data obtained from material of different collections and bibliography for Argentina. Ophyra albuquerquei...

  • DNA-based identification of forensically important Australian Sarcophagidae (Diptera).
    Meiklejohn, Kelly A.; Wallman, James F.; Dowton, Mark // International Journal of Legal Medicine; Jan2011, Vol. 125 Issue 1, p27 

    The utility of the forensically important Sarcophagidae (Diptera) for time since death estimates has been severely limited, as morphological identification is difficult and thermobiological histories are inadequately documented. A molecular identification method involving the sequencing of a...

  • Bug Man.
    Buss, Dale // Publishers Weekly; 8/23/2004, Vol. 251 Issue 34, pS18 

    Profiles Christian novelist Tim Downs. Description of the protagonist in the novels of Downs; Personal background of Downs; Information on forensic entomology.

  • Maggots and murder.
    Buss, Dale // BioScience; Mar1991, Vol. 41 Issue 3, p199 

    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...

  • Cuticular muscle attachment sites as a tool for species determination in blowfly larvae.
    Niederegger, Senta; Spieß, Roland // Parasitology Research; May2012, Vol. 110 Issue 5, p1903 

    First results of a new method for species determination in third instar larvae of saprophagous blowflies are introduced. Cuticular attachment sites of a limited number of transversal muscles are visualized for light microscopic analysis. After removing the muscles and staining the cuticle, the...

  • The use of COI barcodes for molecular identification of forensically important fly species in Germany.
    Boehme, Petra; Amendt, Jens; Zehner, Richard // Parasitology Research; Jun2012, Vol. 110 Issue 6, p2325 

    Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA)-based insect identification has become a routine and accurate tool in forensic entomology. In the present study, we demonstrate the utility of the mitochondrial DNA cytochrome oxidase I gene 'barcoding region' as a universal marker for molecular identification of...

  • Identification of forensically important sarcophagid flies (Diptera: Sarcophagidae) in China based on COI and period gene.
    Guo, Yadong; Zha, Lagabaiyila; Yan, Weitao; Li, Pei; Cai, Jifeng; Wu, LiXiang // International Journal of Legal Medicine; Jan2014, Vol. 128 Issue 1, p221 

    Unequivocal identification of insect specimens is an essential requirement in forensic entomology. With the development of molecular identification, spate of discussions about the feature of the DNA fragments have been raised. Relying solely on single DNA fragment for delimiting closely related...

  • Multiple colonization of a cadaver by insects in an indoor environment: first record of Fannia trimaculata (Diptera: Fanniidae) and Peckia (Peckia) chrysostoma (Sarcophagidae) as colonizers of a human corpse.
    Vasconcelos, Simão; Soares, Thiago; Costa, Diego // International Journal of Legal Medicine; Jan2014, Vol. 128 Issue 1, p229 

    We describe here a case of multiple colonization of a male cadaver found indoors in the municipality of Jaboatao dos Guararapes, Brazil. The body was colonized by six species of Diptera: Chrysomya albiceps, Chrysomya megacephala, Chrysomya putoria (Calliphoridae), Megaselia scalaris (Phoridae),...

  • Advantages of using development models of the carrion beetles Thanatophilus micans (Fabricius) and T. mutilatus (Castelneau) (Coleoptera: Silphidae) for estimating minimum post mortem intervals, verified with case data.
    Ridgeway, J.; Midgley, J.; Collett, I.; Villet, M. // International Journal of Legal Medicine; Jan2014, Vol. 128 Issue 1, p207 

    Some beetles are as useful as blow flies for estimating the minimum post mortem interval (PMI) or time since death. Examples include Thanatophilus micans (Fabricius) and Thanatophilus mutilatus (Castelneau), two geographically and ecologically overlapping African beetles. Molecular means of...

  • ONE OF "POPULAR SCIENCE'S" WORST JOBS IN SCIENCE IS "EXCREMENT"-ITIOUS.
    Ridgeway, J.; Midgley, J.; Collett, I.; Villet, M. // Media Industry Newsletter; 6/25/2007, Vol. 60 Issue 26, p2 

    The article deals with the July 2007 "Worst Jobs in Science" feature article of the "Popular Science" magazine. The jobs featured in the article includes forensic entomologist, deep sewage diver and elephant vasectomist. The newsstand sales of the magazine has increased by more than 12.6 percent...

  • Tale Told by a Fly.
    M.M. // American Bar Association Journal; May83, Vol. 69 Issue 5, p571 

    Features Bernard Greenberg, a forensic entomologist in the U.S. Key role in the investigation of murder cases; Knowledge of different species of flies; Predilections.

  • Can this fly solve a murder case?
    Eastwood, Ken // Australian Geographic; Jul-Sep2009, Issue 95, p81 

    The article offers information on forensic entomology which uses maggots and other insect informants to help solve a crime. In Australia, there are only two places to study it at the postgraduate level: Griffith University in Queensland and the Centre for Forensic Science at The University of...

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