Lyabzina S., Prichodko A., Lavrukova O. Method of studying necrophilic insects on the corpses of large size animals // Principy èkologii. 2016. № 2. P. 91‒98. DOI: 10.15393/

Issue № 2

Methods of ecological investigations


Method of studying necrophilic insects on the corpses of large size animals

Ph.D., Petrozavodsk State University,
Forensic Medical Expertise Bureau of the Republic of Karelia,
Ph.D., Petrozavodsk State University,
necrophilic insects
soil trap
pyramidal trap
forensic entomology
insect trap
Summary: In the article the device for studying necrophilic insects is described . The device consists of a metal cage with a lid, 120х80х60 cm in size, on the sides mesh is 10 cm, on the bottom that is 20 cm. It includes rods for fixing it as well as a pyramidal trap of nylon and plastic bottles to catch flying insects. The trap with a bait is set at the height of 1.5 m by using a pole fixed in the ground. It completely covers the cage and is stretched from four sides. In the upper rounded corner of the trap there is a hole through which the insects fall into a bottle with liquid for fixation. There is also a trap placed in the ground to catch the soil dwelling insects.

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Reviewer: M. Tsurikov
Reviewer: A. Ermakov
Received on: 08 April 2016
Published on: 27 June 2016


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