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1 June 2012 Occurrence of Oriental Flies Associated with Indoor and Outdoor Human Remains in the Tropical Climate of North Malaysia
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Flies attracted to human remains during death investigations were surveyed in north Peninsular Malaysia. Six families, eight genera, and 16 species were identified from human remains, with the greatest fly diversity occurring on remains recovered indoors. The total relative frequency of species was led by Chrysomya megacephala (Fabricius, 1794) (46%), followed by Chrysomya rufifacies (Macquart, 1842) (22%), Sarcophaga (Liopygia) ruficornis (Fabricius, 1974) (5%), Sarcophaga spp. (4%), Synthesiomyia nudiseta Wulp, 1883 (6%), Megaselia spp. (3%), Megaselia scalaris (Loew, 1866), (2%), Megaselia spiracularis Schmitz, 1938 (2%), and Chrysomya villeneuvi Patton, 1922 (2%). Hemipyrellia tagaliana (Bigot, 1877), Desmometopa sp., Megaselia curtineura (Brues, 1909), Hemipyrellia ligurriens Wiedemann 1830, Ophyra sp., Sarcophaga princeps Wiedemann 1830, Piophila casei (Linnaeus, 1758), and unidentified pupae each represented 1%, respectively.

T.K. Kumara, R.H.L. Disney, A. Abu Hassan, Micah Flores, Tan Siew Hwa, Zulqarnain Mohamed, M.R. CheSalmah, and S. Bhupinder "Occurrence of Oriental Flies Associated with Indoor and Outdoor Human Remains in the Tropical Climate of North Malaysia," Journal of Vector Ecology 37(1), 62-68, (1 June 2012). https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1948-7134.2012.00200.x
Received: 20 July 2011; Accepted: 1 December 2011; Published: 1 June 2012
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