First report of the house fly larvae, Musca domestica (Linnaeus) (Diptera: Muscidae) associated with the monkey carcass in Malaysia.

Chen, C.D.; Lee, H.L.; Nazni, W.A.; Ramli, R.; Jeffery, J.; Sofian-Azirun, M. (2010) First report of the house fly larvae, Musca domestica (Linnaeus) (Diptera: Muscidae) associated with the monkey carcass in Malaysia. Tropical biomedicine, 27 (2). pp. 355-9. ISSN 0127-5720

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Abstract

A study on insect succession of monkey carcass in a forested area in Ulu Gombak, Selangor, Malaysia was conducted from 9 May to 18 June 2007. The third instar of the housefly, Musca domestica (Linnaeus) (Diptera: Muscidae) were only found on dry stage of a decomposed (Day-33) monkey carcass (Macaca fascicularis Raffles). This observation revealed that M. domestica maggots were found together with other muscid fly maggots, Hydrotaea (=Ophyra) spinigera (Stein) (Diptera: Muscidae) on dry stage of a carcass. However, the role of M. domestica on forensic entomological study remains unknown. This study recorded the first finding of M. domestica maggots on primate carcass in Malaysia.

Item Type: Article
Creators:
  1. Chen, C.D.
  2. Lee, H.L.
  3. Nazni, W.A.
  4. Ramli, R.
  5. Jeffery, J.
  6. Sofian-Azirun, M.
Journal or Publication Title: Tropical biomedicine
Additional Information: Centre for Tropical Biodiversity Research (CTBR), Institute of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science, Department of Parasitology, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. chen_ctbr@um.edu.my
Uncontrolled Keywords: Animals; Cadaver; Entomology
Subjects: R Medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Science
Depositing User: Mr. Faizal Hamzah
Date Deposited: 20 May 2011 11:46
Last Modified: 20 May 2011 11:46
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/1308

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