ENTOMOLOGICAL AND PARASITOLOGICAL INVESTIGATIONS ON SAMPLES FROM CHRISTCHURCH, SPITALFIELDS, LONDON.

Author(s): A K G Jones, J Phipps

The bulk of the insect remains were puparia of a muscid,probably Ophyra capensis a species in the larval form isthought to feed on other dipterous larvae. Puparia of coffin flies, Conicera tibialis were found in one sampleand a few other taxa were recognised. Fragments of the beetle Rhizophagus parallelocollis, a species often associated with human corpses as its larvae feed on woodwere found in two of the samples.

Report Number:
60/1988
Series:
AML Reports (New Series)
Pages:
10
Keywords:
Animal Fibre Parasites, Pests and Diseases

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