Forensic Entomological Importance of “Hairy Maggot Blowfly”: A Study in Reference to Kerala, India

Madona Mathew *

Department of Forensic Science, Usha Martin University, Jharkhand, India.

Jaseel Abdul Kader V.

Department of Forensic Science, Jharkhand Raksha Shakti University, Jharkhand, India.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Abstract

In order to highlight the scopes in entomology, this study aims to determine the usefulness and applicability of forensic entomology from an Indian perspective, to develop an understanding of insect lifecycle, awareness of beneficial insects, understanding of forensic entomology, and increase critical thinking application. In situations where the body has been dead for a while, forensic entomology is quite helpful. After a few days, bug evidence is frequently the most reliable and, in some cases, the only way to determine how long has passed after death. The life cycle of Chrysomya rufifacies was examined in the afore mentioned study at Kerala, India, under a room temperature (dry) 24-280C.

Keywords: Insect succession, post mortem interval, entomology, cadaver, forensics


How to Cite

Mathew , M., & V. , J. A. K. (2023). Forensic Entomological Importance of “Hairy Maggot Blowfly”: A Study in Reference to Kerala, India. UTTAR PRADESH JOURNAL OF ZOOLOGY, 44(20), 6–11. https://doi.org/10.56557/upjoz/2023/v44i203640

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