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Título: Description of Immature Stages and Development Time of Paralucilia paraensis (Mello) (Diptera: Calliphoridae) Associated with the Decomposition of a Partially Submerged Swine Carcass
Autor(es): Tohnson Sales
Ruth Leila Ferreira Keppler
Aldenira Oliveira da Silva
Alex Sandro Barros de Sousa
Assunto: Amazon
ISSN: 1519-566X
Revista: Neotropical Entomology
Resumo: We report on the bionomics and morphology of the immature stages of Paralucilia paraensis (Mello) (Diptera: Calliphoridae). Observations were made on a daily basis for 10 h (from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.) on a 45-kg pig (Sus scrofa) whose carcass had been partially submerged in a stream of water on the 21st of November 2009, in a forested area of Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil. The collected specimens were placed in plastic vials and transferred to a growth chamber maintained at room temperature. Adults of P. paraensis were collected on the carcass between the 3rd and the 18th days. A total of 13 gravid females were captured; from these, 1,240 eggs were obtained and yielded 1,030 larvae that developed into 879 adults. The average time required for hatching was 13 h. On average, the larvae reached the second instar within 13 h, third instar within 18 h, and pupae within 46 h. The pupal stage lasted 96 h. The complete development time was 216 h. This is the first report on the development time and morphology of immature stages of P. paraensis in forested areas. Therefore, these results provided information for the implementation of future forensic studies in the state of Amazonas.
ISSN: 1519-566X
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