alexa Studies on Larval Dispersal in Two Species of Blow Flies (Diptera: Calliphoridae) | OMICS International | Abstract
ISSN: 2157-7145

Journal of Forensic Research
Open Access

Like us on:

OMICS International organises 3000+ Global Conferenceseries Events every year across USA, Europe & Asia with support from 1000 more scientific Societies and Publishes 700+ Open Access Journals which contains over 50000 eminent personalities, reputed scientists as editorial board members.

Open Access Journals gaining more Readers and Citations
700 Journals and 15,000,000 Readers Each Journal is getting 25,000+ Readers

This Readership is 10 times more when compared to other Subscription Journals (Source: Google Analytics)

Short Communication

Studies on Larval Dispersal in Two Species of Blow Flies (Diptera: Calliphoridae)

Devinder Singh* and Madhu Bala

Department of Zoology, Punjabi University, Patiala 147002, Punjab, India

*Corresponding Author:
Devinder Singh
Department of Zoology
Punjabi University, Patiala 147002, Punjab, India
E-mail: [email protected]

Received date: September 04, 2010; Accepted date: October 19, 2010; Published date: October 22, 2010

Citation: Singh D, Bala M (2010) Studies on Larval Dispersal in Two Species of Blow Flies (Diptera: Calliphoridae). J Forensic Res 1:102. doi: 10.4172/2157-7145.1000102

Copyright: © 2010 Singh D, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

Abstract

The blow fly larvae leave the food source after reaching maturity, and begin to disperse in order to fi nd suitable places for pupariation, a process commonly called postfeeding larval dispersal. Some important aspects of this process were studied by allowing the postfeeding larvae of Chrysomya megacephala (Fabricius) and Chrysomya rufi facies (Macquart) to disperse from the center of a circular arena. The arena was divided into 4 circles starting from the center in order to determine the location of each pupa. The relationship between distance from the center and the weight of each pupa was evaluated statistically. It was observed that the lighter larvae tend to move longer distances. The greatest concentration of pupae was found in distances lesser than 100 cm in both the species though it was more evident in case of C. rufi facies. The study of this dispersal process can be important while estimating the minimum postmortem
interval (PMI) of human cadavers during forensic investigations.

Keywords

Peer Reviewed Journals
 
Make the best use of Scientific Research and information from our 700 + peer reviewed, Open Access Journals
International Conferences 2018-19
 
Meet Inspiring Speakers and Experts at our 3000+ Global Annual Meetings

Contact Us

Agri & Aquaculture Journals

Dr. Krish

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9040

Biochemistry Journals

Datta A

biochemjou[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9037

Business & Management Journals

Ronald

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

Chemistry Journals

Gabriel Shaw

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9040

Clinical Journals

Datta A

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9037

Engineering Journals

James Franklin

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

Food & Nutrition Journals

Katie Wilson

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

General Science

Andrea Jason

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9043

Genetics & Molecular Biology Journals

Anna Melissa

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9006

Immunology & Microbiology Journals

David Gorantl

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9014

Materials Science Journals

Rachle Green

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9039

Nursing & Health Care Journals

Stephanie Skinner

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9039

Medical Journals

Nimmi Anna

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9038

Neuroscience & Psychology Journals

Nathan T

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9041

Pharmaceutical Sciences Journals

Ann Jose

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9007

Social & Political Science Journals

Steve Harry

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

 
© 2008- 2018 OMICS International - Open Access Publisher. Best viewed in Mozilla Firefox | Google Chrome | Above IE 7.0 version
Leave Your Message 24x7