Volume 40 - Issue 1 - 99 - 103

Determination of Forensically Important Coleoptera and Calliphoridae (Diptera) Species on Decomposing Dog (Canis lupus familiaris L.) Carcass at Ankara Province ​

Ankara İlinde Çürümekte Olan Köpek (Canis lupus familiaris L.) Leşi Üzerinde Adli Önemi Olan Coleoptera ve Calliphoridae (Diptera) Türlerinin Tespit Edilmesi

In this study, decomposition process of a dog (Canis lupus familiaris Linnaeus 1758) carcass was examined and 21 species belonging to the families Staphylinidae, Histeridae, Dermestidae, Nitidulidae, Cleridae, Scarabaeidae, Carabidae (Coleoptera), Calliphoridae, Sarcophagidae, Muscidae (Diptera) and Vespidae (Hymenoptera) were collected during two months period at Hacettepe University Beytepe Campus Ankara in 2002. This is the first study in Turkey on forensic entomology and the insect fauna of a dog carcass. 

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