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First records on five species of Calliphoridae (Diptera) reared from maggot collected on rat carrions corpse during a forensic entomology experiment in the campus of the University of Yaounde I-Cameroon

Feugang Youmessi FD, De Coninck E, Hubrecht F, Braet Y, Bourguignon L, Bilong Bilong CF, Ateba Awona JC, Djiéto-Lordon C

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Int. J. Biosci.2(3), 75-80, March 2012

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Carcasses of laboratory-bred red rats (Rattus rattus, Berkenhout, 1769 var Wistar) were exposed in wooden cages on the campus of the University of Yaounde I (Cameroon) to take a census and identify insects of forensic importance. Amongst the 1613 insects obtained from the emergence of maggots reared in the laboratory under ambient air temperature, the family Calliphoridae (Diptera) represents 72% (1161). The species were distributed between Chrysomya putoria (Wiedemann, 1830), Chrysomya laxifrons (Villeneuve, 1814), Chrysomya albiceps (Wiedemann,1819), Hemipyrellia fernandica (Macquart, 1855) and Hemipyrellia sp.

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