SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

 
vol.40 issue3Effects of the seed predator Acanthoscelides schrankiae on viability of its host plant Mimosa bimucronata author indexsubject indexarticles search
Home Pagealphabetic serial listing  

Services on Demand

Journal

Article

Indicators

Related links

Share


Biological Research

Print version ISSN 0716-9760

Abstract

THYSSEN, PATRICIA J  and  LINHARES, ARÍCIO X. First description of the immature stages of Hemilucilia segmentaria (Diptera: Calliphoridae). Biol. Res. [online]. 2007, vol.40, n.3, pp.271-280. ISSN 0716-9760.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0716-97602007000400001.

The immature stages oí Hemilucilia segmentaria (Fabricius, 1805) (Diptera: Calliphoridae) are described. Egg morphology and structures such as the cephalopharyngeal skeleton, anterior and posterior spiracles, and the dorsal spines between the prothorax and mesothorax from first, second and third instar larvae are characterized, using light and scanning electron microscopy. This species is abundant in Neotropical forests and, because of its necrophagous behavior, is of substantial medico-legal importance for estimating the postmortem interval in criminal investigations. Information presented herein may be useful to differentiate among eggs and larvae of closely related species and to supplement the database for blowfly identification

Keywords : Hemilucilia segmentaria; Calliphoridae; immature stages; Forensic Entomology.

        · text in English     · English ( pdf )

 

Creative Commons License All the contents of this journal, except where otherwise noted, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License