Records of Chrysomya albiceps in Northern Italy: An ecological and forensic perspective

S. Vanin, L. Caenazzo, A. Arseni, G. Cecchetto, C. Cattaneo, M. Turchetto

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Knowledge of the carrion-breeding insects present at a local level is important and necessary for defining the post-mortem interval. Climate changes and globalisation are affecting species ranges and population dynamics. In this note, we report the incidence of Chrysomya albiceps (Diptera: Calliphoridae) on dead human bodies and car-rion in Northern Italy. These data confirm the spread of this species in the Northern regions. The partial sequencing of a 583-bp region of the cytochrome oxidase subunit 1 gene of an Adriatic population did not reveal any difference compared to the same genomic region in the African and South American populations of this species.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)555-557
Number of pages3
JournalMemorias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2009
Externally publishedYes


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