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Title: A forensic entomological study in Uludag University campus, Bursa, Turkey
Authors: Bursa Uludağ Üniversitesi/Fen Edebiyat Fakültesi/Biyoloji Bölümü.
Erdoğan, Ezgi Ecem
Çinkılıç, Nilüfer
Keywords: Insects
Forensic science
Uludag University campus
Bursa province
Calf meat
Issue Date: 15-Apr-2019
Publisher: Bursa Uludağ Üniversitesi
Citation: Erdoğan, E. E. ve Çinkılıç, N. (2019). ''A forensic entomological study in Uludag University campus, Bursa, Turkey''. Journal of Biological and Environmental Sciences, 13(37), 49-54.
Abstract: In this study, we investigated for the first time the succession of forensic entomofauna attracted to fresh calf meat tissue during the June to September 4 month period in 2018 in Bursa /Turkey. Calf muscular tissue was selected in order to perform a forensic entomological examination in a small wooded area in the Uludağ University Campus of Bursa province. The reason for this choice is that the deterioration in the decomposition stages compared to the internal organs and other tissues, the muscle tissue is less intensive and the exposure to bacterial fungi is less. In addition, we preferred calf muscle tissue due to its structural similarity to a human. During the examination period, we found several forensic insects, Dermestes undulatus, Halyomorpha halys, Oniscus asellus, Lucilia sericata, Calliphora vicina, Wohlfahrtia magnifica, Hermetia illucens, Blatta sp were attracted to the calf meat both in the underground and in air cages hanging on a tree. Drosophila sp. and Psychodinae sp. were recorded as an incidental species. This study indicates that in this region of Bursa, Diptera, Hemiptera, and Coleoptera are the most frequent insect orders useful for estimating forensic cases.
ISSN: 1307-9530
Appears in Collections:2019 Cilt 13 Sayı 37

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