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Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology

Volume  14, Issue 3(Special Issue), July - September 2021, Pages 723-729

 

Review Article

Entomotoxicological Studies: A Review Report
1Usha Sisodia, 2Sally Lukose
1Research Scholar, 2Professor, School of Allied Health Sciences, Sharda University, Greater noida, Uttar Pradesh 244001, India
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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.21088/ijfmp.0974.3383.14321.44

Abstract

ABSTRACT
Toxicology and forensic entomology are mixed to determine the minimum postmortem time (PMI-min) and circumstances of death in cases where toxins and hazardous substances are suspected causes of death. Forensic entomotoxicology proves the existence of toxicants in insects feeding on corpses, but it also investigates their impact on insects’ bio-morphometry and growth rate. Isolation of larvae and pupae of real flies (Dipteran) and/or adult forms of, for example, beetles (Coleopteran) located on or around the corpse can provide information about harmful compounds potentially present in the body. This review aims to examine current knowledge in the subject of entomotoxicology, including cases from the research, and to demonstrate the effects of various toxic compounds and medications on the growth of insect larvae. key messages: Insects are significant in forensics because their larva feeds on dead bodies. Insects (larvae) are also a suitable toxicological sample because they are present in high concentrations on the cadaver and the puparia case remains unchanged and unaffected for an extended period.


Corresponding Author : Sally Lukose