Temporal distribution of insect species on a Canis lupus familiaris (Linnaeus, 1758) (Mammalia: Canidae) carcass

Abstract :

The aim of this field study was to investigate the insect succession on a decomposing dog carcass [Canis lupus familiaris (Linnaeus, 1758) (Mammalia: Canidae)] and determine their population distribution during all stages of decomposition. Fifteen species belonging to nine families were collected. Staphylinidae was the most abundant family. The number of insects increased in the later stages of decomposition, and the Aleocharinae, which are one of the largest subfamilies of Staphylinidae, were the most abundant. This is the first study in Turkey to record the insect succession on a decomposing dog carcass.


Keyword :

Forensic entomology, Canis lupus familiaris, insect distribution, new regional records


Author(s) : Özgen, İ., Topdemir, A., Arıcı, T.
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Published Issue : 2021 Vol. 16 Number 1


2021 Vol. 16 Number 1