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Title: Forensic entomology cases in Thailand: A review of cases from 2000 to 2006
Authors: Kom Sukontason
Paitoon Narongchai
Chaturong Kanchai
Karnda Vichairat
Pongruk Sribanditmongkol
Tanin Bhoopat
Hiromu Kurahashi
Manoch Chockjamsai
Somsak Piangjai
Nophawan Bunchu
Somsak Vongvivach
Wirachai Samai
Tarinee Chaiwong
Rungkanta Methanitikorn
Rachadawan Ngern-Klun
Duanghatai Sripakdee
Worachote Boonsriwong
Sirisuda Siriwattanarungsee
Chaowakit Srimuangwong
Boonsak Hanterdsith
Khankam Chaiwan
Chalard Srisuwan
Surasak Upakut
Kittikhun Moopayak
Roy C. Vogtsberger
Jimmy K. Olson
Kabkaew L. Sukontason
Keywords: Agricultural and Biological Sciences
Immunology and Microbiology
Issue Date: 1-Oct-2007
Abstract: This paper presents and discusses 30 cases of cadavers that had been transferred for forensic entomology investigations to the Department of Forensic Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Chiang Mai University, northern Thailand, from 2000 to 2006. Variable death scenes were determined, including forested area and suburban and urban outdoor and indoor environments. The fly specimens found in the corpses obtained were the most commonly of the blow fly of family Calliphoridae, and consisted of Chrysomya megacephala (F.), Chrysomya rufifacies (Macquart) Chrysomya villeneuvi Patton, Chrysomya nigripes Aubertin, Chrysomya bezziana Villeneuve, Chrysomya chani Kurahashi, Lucilia cuprina (Wiedemann), Hemipyrellia ligurriens (Wiedemann), and two unknown species. Flies of the family Muscidae [Hydrotaea spinigera Stein, Synthesiomyia nudiseta (Wulp)], Piophilidae [Piophila casei (L.)], Phoridae [Megaselia scalaris (Loew)], Sarcophagidae [Parasarcophaga ruficornis (F.) and three unknown species], and Stratiomyiidae (Sargus sp.) were also collected from these human remains. Larvae and adults of the beetle, Dermestes maculatus DeGeer (Coleoptera: Dermestidae), were also found in some cases. Chrysomya megacephala and C. rufifacies were the most common species found in the ecologically varied death scene habitats associated with both urban and forested areas, while C. nigripes was commonly discovered in forested places. S. nudiseta was collected only from corpses found in an indoor death scene. © 2007 Springer-Verlag.
ISSN: 09320113
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