Lavrukova O., Lyabzina S., Gorbach V., Prichodko A. Composition features of sarcophagus Diptera in urbanized areas of south Karelia // Principy èkologii. 2017. № 2. P. 28‒37. DOI: 10.15393/

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Composition features of sarcophagus Diptera in urbanized areas of south Karelia

   Olga Sergeevna
Ph.D., Petrozavodsk State University,
Ph.D., Petrozavodsk State University,
D.Sc., Petrozavodsk State University,
Forensic Medical Expertise Bureau of the Republic of Karelia,
sarcophagus diptera
urbanized areas
synanthropic fauna
forensic entomology
Summary: The article deals with the study of the complex of synanthropic sarcophagus Diptera and the influence of urbanization on its composition and structure. On human corpses nine species belonging to four families were found. They developed in different parts of the corpses. Calculations were produced using PCA. The basis of the population of Diptera consists of three species - Calliphora vicina, Lucilia caesar and Protophormia terraenovae. Significant seasonal aspects resulting in changes in species composition, circumstances of finding a corpse and its condition play the main role in the formation of the complex of sarcophagus Diptera. The most successful in reproduction, development and occupation of ecological niches are those species that can be easily adapted to changing circumstances with a wide range of food.

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Reviewer: Y. Belova
Received on: 13 February 2017
Published on: 29 June 2017


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