publication . Article . Other literature type . 2019

Wing geometric morphometrics as a tool for taxonomic identification of two fly species (Diptera: Muscidae) of forensic relevance

Nuñez, José Antonio; Jarrín-V, Pablo; Liria, Jonathan;
Open Access English
  • Published: 30 Sep 2019
Abstract
The taxonomic identification of fly species through wing geometry is a helpful tool for entomologists and<br> officials involved in forensic research, who not necessarily require expertise on insect taxonomy.<br> Members of the Muscidae family are relevant sources of evidence in forensic entomology; however,<br> developing countries often lack experts in the taxonomical identification of essential species for the<br> assessment of aspects such as the minimum postmortem interval (mPMI). Our study proposes a low-cost,<br> fast, and technologically-accessible quantitative tool for the identification of Atherigona orientalis and<br> Ophyra aenescens, associated with...
Subjects
free text keywords: Muscomorpha, Calyptratae, forensic entomology, landmarks., Muscomorpha, Calyptratae, Forensic entomology, Landmarks
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