Entomology

Hunter Collins

What is a Forensic Entomology

someone studys insects for medical purposes

what types of insects

blow flies and beetles

Estimating time since death (PMI)

insect succession is used if the body has been dead over a month long maggot development is used if the body has been dead under a month

Information we need from the site

1. the habitat

2. vegatiation

3. soil type

because different bugs live in different places and the 3 factors may make the body break down faster

Information we need from the body

1. The presence

2. if the body is buried or not

3. cause of death

Limitations of Forensic Entomology

1. weather can be a factor

2. less bugs in winter

3.takes time to rear insects

4.treatments

5. drugs can be a factor