Effects of environmental temperature on oviposition behavior in three blow fly species of forensic importance

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10545/621550
Title:
Effects of environmental temperature on oviposition behavior in three blow fly species of forensic importance
Authors:
Ody, Helen; Bulling, Mark T.; Barnes, Kate M.
Abstract:
A number of factors are known to affect blow fly behavior with respect to oviposition. Current research indicates that temperature is the most significant factor. However temperature thresholds for oviposition in forensically important blow flies have not been well studied. Here, the oviposition behavior of three species of forensically important blow fly species (Calliphora vicina, Calliphora vomitoria and Lucilia sericata,) was studied under controlled laboratory conditions over a range of temperatures (10 to 40°C). Lower temperature thresholds for oviposition of 16°C and 17.5°C were established for C. vomitoria and L. sericata respectively, whilst C. vicina continued to lay eggs at 10°C. C. vomitoria and L. sericata both continued to lay eggs at 40°C, whilst the highest temperature at which oviposition occurred in C. vicina was 35°C. Within these thresholds there was considerable variation in the number of surviving pupae, with a general pattern of a single peak within the range of temperatures at which eggs were laid, but with the pattern being much less distinct for L. sericata
Affiliation:
University of Derby
Citation:
Ody, H. et al (2017) 'Effects of environmental temperature on oviposition behavior in three blow fly species of forensic importance', Forensic Science International, 275:138.
Publisher:
Elsevier
Journal:
Forensic Science International
Issue Date:
14-Mar-2017
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10545/621550
DOI:
10.1016/j.forsciint.2017.03.001
Additional Links:
http://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0379073817300932; http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0379073817300932
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
3790738
Sponsors:
N/A
Appears in Collections:
Environmental Sustainability Research Centre

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dc.contributor.authorOdy, Helenen
dc.contributor.authorBulling, Mark T.en
dc.contributor.authorBarnes, Kate M.en
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-13T15:02:08Z-
dc.date.available2017-04-13T15:02:08Z-
dc.date.issued2017-03-14-
dc.identifier.citationOdy, H. et al (2017) 'Effects of environmental temperature on oviposition behavior in three blow fly species of forensic importance', Forensic Science International, 275:138.en
dc.identifier.issn3790738-
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.forsciint.2017.03.001-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10545/621550-
dc.description.abstractA number of factors are known to affect blow fly behavior with respect to oviposition. Current research indicates that temperature is the most significant factor. However temperature thresholds for oviposition in forensically important blow flies have not been well studied. Here, the oviposition behavior of three species of forensically important blow fly species (Calliphora vicina, Calliphora vomitoria and Lucilia sericata,) was studied under controlled laboratory conditions over a range of temperatures (10 to 40°C). Lower temperature thresholds for oviposition of 16°C and 17.5°C were established for C. vomitoria and L. sericata respectively, whilst C. vicina continued to lay eggs at 10°C. C. vomitoria and L. sericata both continued to lay eggs at 40°C, whilst the highest temperature at which oviposition occurred in C. vicina was 35°C. Within these thresholds there was considerable variation in the number of surviving pupae, with a general pattern of a single peak within the range of temperatures at which eggs were laid, but with the pattern being much less distinct for L. sericataen
dc.description.sponsorshipN/Aen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherElsevieren
dc.relation.urlhttp://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0379073817300932en
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0379073817300932en
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Forensic Science Internationalen
dc.subjectForensic entomologyen
dc.subjectCalliphoridaeen
dc.subjectPost-mortemen
dc.subjectCalliphoraen
dc.titleEffects of environmental temperature on oviposition behavior in three blow fly species of forensic importanceen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Derbyen
dc.identifier.journalForensic Science Internationalen
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