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Table 1 Summary of results with date of sampling, fauna collected, site of collection of insects, temperature, and RH of air

From: Insect faunal succession on buried goat carcass in Aligarh Region of Uttar Pradesh, India, with implications in forensic entomology

Date of sampling State of body Fauna collected Stage of insect/site of collection Temperature
(air)
Relative humidity RH (Air)
9 February 2018 Fresh Nil ........a 24 oC 42%
16 February 2018
(first sampling)
Fresh (a) Megaselia scalaris
(b)Onthophagous quadridentatus
(c) Cydnus sp. (fauna found inside).
(a) Adults running over the top of the grave and present inside the grave on the back of the carcass.
(b) Adults, not present on the body, but into the soil of grave.
(c) Adults, not present on the body, but into the soil of grave.
25 oC 48%
23 February 2018
(2nd sampling)
Bloated (d) Megaselia scalaris
(e) Chrysomyia megacephala and Calliphora vicina
(f) Saprinus quadriguttatus
(g) Cydnus sp. were collected inside the grave
(d) Adults found running at the surface of the grave.
(e) Adults collected when the grave was opened and body was exposed.
(f) Adults, not present on the body, but into the soil of grave.
(g) Adults, not present on the body, but into the soil of grave.
30 oC 61%
02 March 2018
(3rd sampling)
Active decay (h) Maggots collected and reared into the laboratory.
(i) Dorylus sp. collected.
(j) Saprinus quadriguttatus and Saprinus splendens collected.
(h) 2nd instars of Hydrotaea capensis and 3rd instars of Synthesiomyia nudiseta collected from the deflated abdominal region.
(i) Colony of ants in numbers were present inside the grave on the animal carcass where maggots were present.
(j) Adults were present inside the grave.
31 oC 34%
09 March 2018
(4th sampling)
Post decay Larvae were still observed with cocoons Cocoon of Synthesiomyia nudiseta in the soil of grave and larvae of Hydrotaea were collected. 31 oC 27%
16 March 2018
(5th sampling)
Dry Very few maggots and more of cocoons were observed and collected. Larvae of H. capensis and coccons of S.nudiseta and H. capensis collected from the soil inside the grave. 30 oC 62%
23 March 2018
(6th sampling)
Dry Live and empty puparia were observed. Live puparia of H. capensis and empty puparia of S. nudiseta inside the grave. 31 oC 49%
25 April 2018 (7th sampling) Dry Empty puparial cases Puparial cases of H. capensis and S. nudiseta   38 oC 54%
25 May 2018
(8th sampling)
Dry Empty puparial cases Puparial cases of H. capensis and S. nudiseta   40 oC 78%
26 August 2018
(9th sampling)
Dry No fauna ……..   41 oC 90%
21 November 2018
(10th sampling)
Dry No fauna ……..   20 oC 73%
24 February 2019
(11th sampling)
Dry No fauna ……..   24 oC 62%
25 August 2019
(12th sampling)
Dry No fauna ……..   42 oC 80%
28 March 2020
(13th sampling)
Dry No fauna ……..   28 oC 56%
  1. aNo insects present