This #NationalScienceWeek we share the latest published work of Ian Dadour, our Head of Research and Education and resident Forensic Entomologist who has just concluded a collaborative paper detailing the identification of blowflies relevant to forensics in a neglected part of Connecticut, USA.
To determine which forensically relevant blowflies dominate geographical areas, studies like this need to be performed on a state-by-state basis and this is the first of its kind since 1940 in the Northeastern United States.
This study correlated human case studies from the Connecticut region where 5 blowfly species were collected from historical crime scenes with the 7 species now prevalent in this region. This knowledge base will be relevant for any future forensic casework
Read the article here.