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S. 1958. Comparative study of thirteen species of sarcosaprophagous Calliphoridae and Sarcophagidae (Diptera). I. Bionomics. Ann. Entomol. Soc. Am. 51:261–70. Keh, B. 1985. Scope and applications of forensic entomology. Ann. Rev. Entomol. 30:137–54. , R. Krettek, H. Bratzke, K. Püschel, R. Zehner, and J. Amendt. 2004. The history of forensic entomology in German-speaking countries. Foren. Sci. Int. 144:259–63. Knipling, E. F. 1936. Some specific taxonomic characters of common Lucilia larvae–Calliphorinae– Diptera.

The arista shown above is lined with many smaller hairs, and therefore termed plumose. (Photo courtesy of Dr. James L. 9 The large mandibles of this staphylinid beetle are indicative of the chewing insect mouthtype. (Photo courtesy of Dr. James L. ) mandibles are the hardest or most heavily sclerotized. Looking at a mandible under the microscope will show areas that are sharp for cutting and others that are blunt for grinding. These areas are comparable to the incisors and molars of humans. Many groups of insects have chewing mouthparts similar to those described above.

Insect attraction to and interaction with human remains has been known, and even used, for centuries, yet medicocriminal entomology is still considered to be in its infancy. The scientific literature available on this topic, although constantly growing, remains small when compared to the areas of entomology that deal with agriculture or disease vectors. Likewise, the number of qualified practicing forensic entomologists capable of fully utilizing insect evidence is currently very small. Medicocriminal entomology has reached an exciting stage in its evolution as testimony based on the interpretation of insect evidence is now routinely provided in court by expert witnesses.

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