Comparative insect fauna succession on indoor and outdoor monkey: carrions in a semi-forested area in Malaysia

Ahmad, N.W. and Lee, Han Lim and Chen, Chee Dhang and Chin, H.C. and Abdullah, A.G. and Mustaffa, W.N.W. and Kian, C.W. and Jeffery, J. and Hashim, Rosli and Sofian-Azirun, Mohd (2011) Comparative insect fauna succession on indoor and outdoor monkey: carrions in a semi-forested area in Malaysia. Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Biomedicine, 1 (2). S232-S238. ISSN 22211691,

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Objective: To study the occurrence of insects fauna obtained in a semi forested area in Malaysia using the carcass of the monkey Macaca fascicularis, Raffles, and to compared thewave of insect succession collected from the carcass placed outdoor and indoor. Methods: The outdoor and indoor studies were conducted at a location of 3°17'57.86" N, 101°47'00.78" E. The euthanized monkeys were placed indoor and outdor. The insect seccession visited the carcass,the envirenmental temperature and relative humidity were recorded. Results: The main insects attracted to specific stages of decomposition were mainly members of Diptera and Coleoptera. There was a delay of fly arrival by two days in indoor carcass. Nocturnal oviposition behaviour was not observed in this study. The flies left the carcass during the twilight zone as noted during a 3 days observation period in outdoor study. The dipteran species found outdoor and indoor weresimilar but more diverse coleopteran species was found indoor. Conclusions: Information and evidence from this study can be used to improve the estimation of the post mortem interval inforensic cases.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Institute of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science Building, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA
Uncontrolled Keywords: Arthropod succession, Indoor condition, Insects, Outdoor condition, Post mortem interval, Animal euthanasia, Animal tissue, Article, Autolysis, Carcass, Coleoptera, Community succession, Controlled study, Egg laying, Environmental temperature, Fauna, Fly, Forensic pathology, Forest, Humidity, Insect, Latitude, Longitude, Macaca fascicularis, Nonhuman, Priority journal, Species diversity, Arthropoda, Diptera, Hexapoda
Subjects: Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301 Biology
Divisions: Faculty of Science > Institute of Biological Sciences
Depositing User: Miss Malisa Diana
Date Deposited: 04 Sep 2013 01:51
Last Modified: 04 Dec 2019 09:29

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