Adult Longevity of Chrysomya rufifacies (Macquart) (Diptera: Calliphoridae) by Sex


  • Catherine Rebecca Collins Texas A&M University


Chrysomya rufifacies (Macquart) (Diptera: Calliphoridae) is a species of blow fly with significance to the field of forensic entomology due to its use in establishing post mortem intervals. Wild C. rufifacies maggots were collected and allowed to pupate. After emergence, the adults were sexed and lifespans were recorded at death. Results showed males to have a significantly longer lifespan than females.

Key Words: Chrysomya rufifacies, Calliphoridae, forensic entomology


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