Collection and Preservation of Forensically Important Entomological Materials

    Volume 28, Issue 4 (October 1983)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Published Online: 1 October 1983

    Page Count: 9


    Burger, JF
    Associate professor, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH

    Lord, WD
    Graduate research assistant, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH

    (Received 28 October 1982; accepted 7 February 1983)

    Abstract

    The insects and other invertebrates colonizing corpses as decomposition progresses can provide valuable information concerning the time and manner of death. Accurate determinations are possible, however, only when representative specimens are properly collected and preserved. The protocol developed by the authors describes equipment and techniques for sampling, preserving, packaging, shipping, and rearing forensically important insects. This information should aid medicolegal professionals in data collection, allowing accurate determinations by entomological means.


    Paper ID: JFS11602J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS11602J

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    Title Collection and Preservation of Forensically Important Entomological Materials
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