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/j1.art.2016.5022


Issue № 2

Methods of ecological investigations

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

Lyabzina
   Svetlana
Ph.D., Petrozavodsk State University, slyabzina@petrsu.ru
Prichodko
   Andrey
Forensic Medical Expertise Bureau of the Republic of Karelia, andrey_prihodko@list.ru
Lavrukova
   Olga
Ph.D., Petrozavodsk State University, olgalavrukova@yandex.ru
Keywords:
corpse
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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