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Journal of Entomological Research
Year : 2015, Volume : 39, Issue : 4
First page : ( 293) Last page : ( 302)
Print ISSN : 0378-9519. Online ISSN : 0974-4576.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0974-4576.2015.00036.5

Beetles and forensic entomology: A comprehensive review

Bala Madhu, Singh neha*

Department of Zoology & Environmental Sciences, Punjabi University, Patiala-147 002, Punjab, India

*Corresponding author's E-mail: nehasinghko@gmail.com

Online published on 2 January, 2016.

Abstract

Generations of entomologists have realized that not only the flies, but also the beetles found on corpses tell a story. Beetles are tends to be associated with the later stages of decomposition process, which is very important in terms of dry bones of the body. they are generally found on corpse when it is more decomposed and their investigation has enabled scientists to determine the time of death of corpse, PMI (Post mortem interval).the diversity of beetles found on a body changes over time and can therefore provide evidence of ecological succession.

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Keywords

Forensic entomology, beetles, PMI, mitochondrial DNA.

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