Development of lucilia coeruleiviridis (Diptera: Calliphoridae) in New Jersey, USA

Lauren M. Weidner, Jeffery K. Tomberlin, George C. Hamilton

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Blow fly development is frequently used to help determine a time of colonization, which can be used to infer a minimum postmortem interval (mPMI) in death investigations. Fifty larvae of the blow fly Lucilia coeruleiviridis were studied at 25 °C, 14:10 h L:D and ∼60-70% RH. Daily observations were made, and total development times were determined. To our knowledge, this is the first study to record development times for this species.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)849-851
Number of pages3
JournalFlorida Entomologist
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • forensic entomology
  • green bottle fly
  • mPMI
  • rearing procedure

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Insect Science


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