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2016, Vol. 4, Issue 3
Effect of constant temperature (20 0C, 25 0C, 30 0C, 35 0C, 40 0C) on the development of the Calliphorid fly of forensic importance, Chrysomya megacephala (Fabricus, 1794)

Bansode SA, More VR, Zambare SP, Fahad M Abd Algalil

The duration of the developmental stages of the insects depends on the temperature. The carrion flies are the best indicators to determine the post mortem interval in the criminal cases. rnChrysomya megacephala (Fabricus, 1794) is one of the Calliphorid flies having forensic and medical importance. In the present studies C. megacephala larvae were reared in incubator at 20, 25, 30, 35, and 400C separately in the incubator. The duration and the morphometric measurements of the developmental stages of C. megacephala for different temperatures were recorded.rnResults obtained indicates that the developmental stages of C. megacephala grew normally up to 35 oC but at higher temperatures Chrysomya megacephala shows mortality, however the rate of the development of the developing stages increased with the increase in temperature. The life cycle was completed in about 14 days at 20 0C, 12 days at 25 0C, 10 days at 30 0C, 8 days at 35 0C and 7 days at 40 0C.
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How to cite this article:
Bansode SA, More VR, Zambare SP, Fahad M Abd Algalil. Effect of constant temperature (20 0C, 25 0C, 30 0C, 35 0C, 40 0C) on the development of the Calliphorid fly of forensic importance, Chrysomya megacephala (Fabricus, 1794). J Entomol Zool Stud 2016;4(3):193-197.
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