Impact of isolated diets on the growth rate of Chrysomya megacephala (Diptera)

Abstract :

The association of C. megacephala with decomposing carrion is of particular interest in the field of forensic entomology. The impact of different isolated diets influence the larval weight and length including head capsule which accounts on its fine articulated cephalopharyngeal sclerites. The larval feeding duration highly influence the duration of life cycle in C. megacephala
 


Keyword :

Forensic Entomology, Carrion, Blow flies, Morphometrics
 


Author(s) : Alexander, D., Christudhas, A., Mathai, M.T.
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Published Issue : 2015 Vol. 10 Number 2


2015 Vol. 10 Number 2