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Life sciences : Entomology & pest control
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/117824
Diversity of forensic rove beetles (Coleoptera, Staphylinidae) associated with decaying pig carcass in a forest biotope
English
Dekeirsschieter, Jessica mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Sciences agronomiques > Entomologie fonctionnelle et évolutive >]
Frederickx, Christine [Université de Liège - ULg > Sciences agronomiques > Entomologie fonctionnelle et évolutive >]
Verheggen, François mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Sciences agronomiques > Entomologie fonctionnelle et évolutive >]
Drugmand, Didier [ > > ]
Haubruge, Eric mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Services administratifs généraux > Vice-Recteur de Gembloux Agro Bio Tech >]
Jul-2013
Journal of Forensic Sciences
ASTM International
Yes (verified by ORBi)
International
0022-1198
1556-4029
Philadelphia
PA
[en] Forensic science ; Forensic entomology ; Staphylinidae ; Coleoptera ; Beetle ; Carrion ecology ; Temperate area
[en] Most forensic studies are focused on Diptera pattern colonization while neglecting Coleoptera succession. So far, little information is available on the postmortem colonization by beetles and the decomposition process they initiate under temperate biogeoclimatic countries. These beetles have however been referred to as being part of the entomofaunal colonization of a dead body. Forensic entomologists need increased databases detailing the distribution, ecology and phenology of necrophagous insects, including staphylinids (Coleoptera, Staphylinidae). While pig carcasses are commonly used in forensic entomology studies to surrogate human decomposition and to investigate the entomofaunal succession, very few works have been conducted in Europe on large carcasses. Our work reports the monitoring of the presence of adult rove beetles (Coleoptera, Staphylinidae) on decaying pig carcasses in a forest biotope during four seasons (spring, summer, fall and winter). A total of 23 genera comprising 60 species of rove beetles were collected from pig carcasses.
Researchers ; Professionals
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/117824

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