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Forensic entomology is concerned with the application of zoological principles to issues of forensic importance, including the provision of assistance in the estimation of 'post mortem interval' - i.e. an estimation of how long the deceased has been dead for - based upon an evaluation of the type of insect present on the body or at the scene, and a sound understanding of succession patterns of insects in the environment in which the body was found.

 

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forensic entomology (Wikipedia)

Mark Benecke's forensic entomology wiki

 

resources

 

Forensic entomology poster (University of Western Australia http://agspsrv34.agric.wa.gov.au/ento/forensic.htm Dr David Cook and Dr Ian Dadour)



Department of Entomology, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Blowflymaggots (Leon Highley)





'Blue blowfly' (Jim Kalisch)





Blowfly maggots on a pig carcass (Jim Kalisch)





Crime scene creatures video 'fly justice'




Maggots feeding (time lapse video)