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Neotropical Entomology

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CARVALHO, Lucila M.L. de; PALHARES, Fortunato A.B.  and  LINHARES, Arício X.. Malignant tumor affects the developmental pattern of feeding larvae of Chrysomya albiceps (Wiedemann) and Chrysomya putoria (Wiedemann) (Diptera: Calliphoridae). Neotrop. entomol. [online]. 2007, vol.36, n.3, pp. 478-481. ISSN 1678-8052.

Larvae of Chrysomya albiceps (Wiedemann) and Chrysomya putoria (Wiedemann) were reared on liver tissues from a rabbit that had a malignant tumor in the thoracic cavity. Larval rearing of both blowfly species was conducted at ambient temperature. Larvae that fed on tissues from the rabbit with the tumor developed at significantly faster rates than those feeding on tissues from the control animal.

Keywords : Forensic science; forensic entomology; blowfly; larval development; lymphoma.

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