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.
- Regional Seminars to Begin.
O'Meara, Stephen James // 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.
O'Meara, Stephen James // 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.
- 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;...
- 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...
- Details on The American College of Forensic Examiners.
Gannon, Robert // 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.
Gannon, Robert // 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.
- 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 entomologyâ€”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 EntomolÃ³gica 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...
- Forensic Entomology.
Martín-Vega, Daniel; Baz, Arturo; Díaz-Aranda, Luisa // 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.
- 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),...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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.
- 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.
- ABFE Makes Major Commitment to Distance Learning:.
M.M. // Forensic Examiner; Sep1994, Vol. 3 Issue 8, p9
The article announces the special commitment of the American Board of Forensic Entomology (ABFE) to providing courses of instruction on forensics by distance learning.
- Proposal Received From Publisher For Scientific Journal.
M.M. // Forensic Examiner; Sep1994, Vol. 3 Issue 8, p10
The article announces a proposal received by the American Board of Forensic Entomology (ABFE) from a publisher of quality scholarly journals to produce a scientific journal for members.
- 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...
- Interview with a FORENSIC ENTOMOLOGIST.
Brooks, Julie // Forensic Examiner; Summer2012, Vol. 21 Issue 2, p38
An interview with forensic entomologist Robert Byrd is presented. When asked on the cases he worked on, he claims that he works on criminal investigation where the body has been found and a reliable method of determining the postmortem interval is needed. Dr. Byrd states that interpreting a...
- Primer registro de artropodofauna cadavï¿½rica 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 Entomolï¿½gica 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 Entomologï¿½a. Huerta Grande, Cï¿½rdoba, 21-24 de octubre de 2008.
Fernando H., Aballay; Mur�a, Alb�rico F.; Acosta, Juan C.; Centeno, N�stor // Revista de la Sociedad Entomolï¿½gica Argentina; jul-dic2008, Vol. 67 Issue 3/4, p168
No abstract available.
- Altitudinal Diversity of Forensically Important Blowflies Collected from Decaying Carcasses in Himalaya.
Bharti, Meenakshi // Open Forensic Science Journal; 2012, Vol. 5, p1
Blowflies use carrion as a resource for the proliferation of their progeny. Being the first visitors to arrive at corpse, these flies are used by forensic entomologists throughout the world in solving homicidal cases. A thorough knowledge about the carrion fauna of a place is a prerequisite...
- 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;
AbstractÂ Â 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...
- 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...
- Body of evidence.
Eastwood, Ken // Australian Geographic; Jul-Sep2009, Issue 95, p84
The article discusses how a human dead body is studied by forensic scientists who use the species and age of insects that breed on body as clues. Decomposition is not as complete if there's no connection between the body and the soil. Covering a corpse with vegetation delays insect activity by...
- On The Fly.
Packer, Ann // North & South; Aug2004, Issue 221, p24
Features Dallas Bishop, forensic entomologist in New Zealand. Importance of blowflies in the establishment of post-mortem interval; Ability of Bishop to identify flies by their different forms; Information on the breeding program for insects of Bishop.
- 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 MarÃa de Lourdes ChÃ¡vez-Briones, Marta Ortega-MartÃnez, and their colleagues at the Autonomous University of Nuevo LeÃ³n in San...
- Estado del gÃ©nero de importancia forense Ophyra (Diptera: Muscidae) en Argentina.
Patitucci, Luciano; Mulieri, Pablo R.; Oliva, Adriana; Mariluis, Juan C. // Revista de la Sociedad EntomolÃ³gica 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...
- Occurrence of Poecilochirus austroasiaticus (Acari: Parasitidae) in forensic autopsies and its application on postmortem interval estimation.
González Medina, Alejandro; González Herrera, Lucas; Perotti, M.; Jiménez Ríos, Gilberto // Experimental & Applied Acarology; Mar2013, Vol. 59 Issue 3, p297
Despite the fact that mites were used at the dawn of forensic entomology to elucidate the postmortem interval, their use in current cases remains quite low for procedural reasons such as inadequate taxonomic knowledge. A special interest is focused on the phoretic stages of some mite species,...
- IN SILICO ANALYSIS OF DNA PROFILE USED IN FORENSIC SCIENCE.
Satendra, Singh; Gautam, B.; Yadav, P. K.; Jain, P. A.; Farmer, R.; Ram, G. D. // International Journal of Pharma & Bio Sciences; Apr-Jun2010, Vol. 1 Issue 2, p1
Aims: The present work examined the applications of Bioinformatics in carrying out the analysis of DNA Fingerprints, which are used in the forensic sciences to investigate the crime or to establish the genetic relationship. Methods: Experiment, includes first to identify and generate DNA profile...