calliphoridaeFeugang Youmessi FD, De Coninck E, Bilong Bilong CF, Hubrecht F, Djiéto-Lordon C, Braet Y, Bourguignon L

Délégation Générale à la Sûreté Nationale et 1 Laboratoire de zoologie, Université de Yaoundé I, Cameroun

Laboratoire de Biologie Générale, Université de Yaoundé I, Cameroun

Section d’Entomologie, Musée Royal de l’Afrique Centrale de Tervuren, Belgique

Laboratoire microtraces, Institut National de Criminalistique et de Criminologie de Bruxelles, Belgique

Key words: Forensic entomology, Cameroon, Calliphoridae.

calliphoridaeAbstract

Carcasses of laboratory-bred red rats (Rattus rattus, Berkenhout, 1769 var Wistar) were exposed in wooden cages on the campus of the University of Yaounde I (Cameroon) to take a census and identify insects of forensic importance. Amongst the 1613 insects obtained from the emergence of maggots reared in the laboratory under ambient air temperature, the family Calliphoridae (Diptera) represents 72% (1161). The species were distributed between Chrysomya putoria (Wiedemann, 1830), Chrysomya laxifrons (Villeneuve, 1814), Chrysomya albiceps (Wiedemann, 1819), Hemipyrellia fernandica (Macquart, 1855) and Hemipyrellia sp.

Get the original articles in Source: Volume 2, Number 3, March 2012 – IJB

Published By: International Journal of Biosciences (IJB)

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