Development of Lucilia coeruleiviridis (Diptera: Calliphoridae) in New Jersey, USA Academic Article uri icon


  • 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.

published proceedings

  • Florida Entomologist

author list (cited authors)

  • Weidner, L. M., Tomberlin, J. K., & Hamilton, G. C.

citation count

  • 0

complete list of authors

  • Weidner, Lauren M||Tomberlin, Jeffery K||Hamilton, George C

publication date

  • July 2014