Development of Lucilia coeruleiviridis (Diptera: Calliphoridae) in New Jersey, USA
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Blow fly development is frequently used to help determine a time of colonization, which can be used to infer a minimum postmortem interval (mPMI) in death investigations. Fifty larvae of the blow fly Lucilia coeruleiviridis were studied at 25 °C, 14:10 h L:D and ∼60-70% RH. Daily observations were made, and total development times were determined. To our knowledge, this is the first study to record development times for this species.
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Weidner, L. M., Tomberlin, J. K., & Hamilton, G. C.