A new record for the Turkish Blow Fly fauna (Diptera: Calliphoridae)

Abstract :

Due to, blowflies (Calliphoridae) are usually the first insects to colonize a body after death, often within hours, they have greatest value to forensic investigations. The age of the oldest blowflies gives the most accurate evidence of the Post Mortem Interval (PMI) and habitat preferences ensure us the determination of crime scene. This family is a wide spread calyptrate family all over the World and Turkey. In this study Pollenia rudis (Fabricius, 1794) was collected from Eskişehir and reported first time in Turkey. Seasonal activity and succession of this species on the decaying pig carcasses were given and interpreted. The variation of taxonomical characters and distribution on the world briefly discussed


Keyword :

Pollenia rudis, new record, Turkish fauna, forensic entomology, blow flies


Author(s) : Önsoy, C., Altunsoy, F.
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Published Issue : 2018 Vol. 13 Number 1


2018 Vol. 13 Number 1