Transmogrification of Entomological Inhabitants and Results in Death Scene Area Ofmusca Domestica and Chrysomya Megacephala


  • Manohar M V and Limbya Naik L


The application of facts of entomological inhabitants in the course of investigation of crimes precisely utilising insects is known as forensic entomology. This also helps in deciphering the cases regarding time since death. Musca domestica(house fly) and Chrysomya megacephala(blow fly) are two such insects which are immensely beneficial in cracking mysterious demise cases. In this study an imperative effort has been made to assess the post mortem interval of the putrefied bodies by utilising entomological inhabitant proof. The significant aspects and statistical figures linked to climate, weather, temperature and geography of the site is gathered. Post mortem examinations are established to accomplish the cause, manner and mode of death. Entomological proof in the form of Musca domestica and Chrysomya megacephala in their various phases of growth is witnessed on putrefied corpses.The larvae reveals speedy motility behavior which specifies that there is intensetussleamong inter or intra specific larvae on corpses. Large insects such as wasps and beetles which feed on flies (incidentals) were witnessed on the corpse in the eventual stages of putrefaction which help in determining time since death. The progressive phases of Musca domestica and Chrysomya megacephala was precisely witnessed in this study.