publication . Article . 2019

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

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