Morphology and developmental rate of the blow fly, hemipyrellia ligurriens (Diptera: Calliphoridae): Forensic entomology applications

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Hemipyrellia ligurriens (Diptera: Calliphoridae) is a forensically important blow fly species presented in many countries. In this study, we determined the morphology of all stages and the developmental rate of H. ligurriens reared under natural ambient conditions in Phitsanulok province, northern Thailand. Morphological features of all stages based on observing under a light microscope were described and demonstrated in order to use for identification purpose. Moreover, development time in each stage was given. The developmental time of H. ligurriens to complete metamorphosis; from egg, larva, pupa to adult, took 270.71h for 1 cycle of development. The results from this study may be useful not only for application in forensic investigation, but also for study in its biology in the future. © Copyright 2012 Nophawan Bunchu et al.

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Bunchu, N., Thaipakdee, C., Vitta, A., Sanit, S., Sukontason, K., & Sukontason, K. L. (2012). Morphology and developmental rate of the blow fly, hemipyrellia ligurriens (Diptera: Calliphoridae): Forensic entomology applications. Journal of Parasitology Research, 2012. https://doi.org/10.1155/2012/371243

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