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

abstract

  • 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.

author list (cited authors)

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

citation count

  • 0

publication date

  • July 2014