Forensics chapter 7
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What is it about insect development that allows insects to be used to estimate elapsed time since death?
From when the time the first egg is laid on the remains until the first adult flies emerge from the puparial cases and leave the body, it is valuable in estimating minimum time since death from a few hours to several weeks.
What is it about insect succession that allows insects to be used to estimate elapsed time since death?
As time goes on different types of flies and insects come to the corpse because they don't like it when its fresh, so they come later, or vice versa, so to get an idea of what type of flies are the body at the time of arrival by anthropologists and entomologists, they can determine how long the body has been there for
When are blow fly eggs of most value?
from the time the legs are laid to the time they emerge from the pupa cases
What information is required to estimate elapsed time since death using maggot evidence?
the insects, larvae, and maggots on the body and the flies that have left the body as well. The stages of the fly cycle
What information is required to estimate elapsed time since death using insect succession?
to use geographical and habitat specific research data. You can not use successional date from one area and apply it to a different area.
How can insects be used as toxicological specimens?
Because the insects feed of the tissues of thedead body, they also ingest the toxins contained in the body, like any drugs or poison. They can bioaccumulate ingested chemicals into their body tissue, allowing them to be used as toxicological specimens throughout much of the life cycle
How can insects be used to indicate wound sites?
More insects go directly towards the most dense areas of blood so that can be help to target where wounds are
Discuss three uses for insect evidence in wildlife crimes?
shot wounds from being hunted, how animals sleep because insects and in-bed
the feed on liquid protein
shedding the first install larvae
shedding the eating larvae in the second instar
infestation of living human or other vertebrate animals with dipteran larvae
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