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Table 2 The most frequent species found in the governorates where forensic research was conducted based on the number of papers that addressed the species

From: Forensic entomology research in Egypt: a review article

Common species Family Order Governorate Number of articles Reference
Chrysomya albiceps Wiedemann Calliphoridae Diptera Alexandria, Assiut, Cairo, El-Qalyubiya, Fayoum, Ismailia, Gharbia, Giza, Qena, Suez, Sharqia 35 EL-Kady et al. (1994); El-Shazly et al. (1995); Tantawi et al. (1996, 2018); Gabre and Abou Zied (2003); Kheirallah et al. (2006, 2007); Abdel-Ghaffar et al. (2008, 2012); Galal et al. (2009); Sawaby et al. (2009, 2018); Abd EL-Bar and Sawaby (2011); Ibrahim et al. (2013); Aly et al. (2013, 2017); Aly (2014); Salem et al. (2015); Zeariya et al. (2015, 2018); El-Mehy et al. (2015); Rashed et al. (2015); Abd EL-Bar et al. (2016); AbouZied (2016); El-Samad and Youssef (2016); Elleboudy et al. (2016); Fouda et al. (2017a, b); Abd El-Gawad et al. (2018, 2019); Abd El-Aziz and El Shehaby (2019); Zeariya and Kabadaia (2019a, b); Abouzied et al. (2020); El-Samad et al. (2020)
Lucilia sericata Meigen   Alexandria, Assiut, Cairo, Ismailia, Gharbia, Matrouh, Suez 21 Hegazi et al. (1991); EL-Kady et al. (1994); Tantawi et al. (1996, 2018); Gabre and Abou Zied (2003); Kheirallah et al. (2006, 2007); Abdel-Ghaffar et al. (2008, 2012); El-Samad et al. (2011, 2020); Aly et al. (2013); El-Mehy et al. (2015); El-Samad and Youssef (2016); Elshehaby et al. (2016); Abd EL-Bar et al. (2016); Abd El-Gawad et al. (2018, 2019); Sawaby et al. (2018); Zeariya and Kabadaia (2019a, b)
Chrysomya megacephala Fabricius   Alexandria, Cairo, El-Qalyubiya, Ismailia, Giza, Suez 18 Gabre and Abou Zied (2003); Gabre et al. (2005), Abdel-Ghaffar et al. (2008, 2018); Ibrahim et al. (2014); Aly (2014); Salem et al. (2015); Elleboudy et al. (2016); Abd EL-Bar et al. (2016); Bakr et al. (2018); Abd El-Gawad et al. (2018, 2019); Sawaby et al. (2018); Tantawi et al. (2018); Zeariya and Kabadaia (2019a, b); Abouzied et al. (2020); El-Samad et al. (2020)
Lucilia cuprina Wiedemann   Cairo, Fayoum, Giza, Qena, Suez 10 Abou Zied et al. (2003); Gabre and Abou Zied (2003); Abdel Ghaffar et al. (2008); Abd EL-Bar and Sawaby (2011); Abd EL-Bar et al. (2016); AbouZied (2016); Aly et al. (2017); Sawaby et al. (2018); Abd El-Gawad et al. (2019); Abouzied et al. (2020)
Calliphora vicina Desvoidy   Alexandria, Cairo, Matrouh, Suez 9 Hegazi et al. (1991); Gabre and Abou Zied (2003); Abdel Ghaffar et al. (2008); Refai et al. (2009), Abdel Ghaffar et al. (2012); El-Samad and Youssef (2016); Sawaby et al. (2018); Tantawi et al. (2018); Abd El-Gawad et al. (2019)
Musca domestica Linnaeus Muscidae   Assiut, Cairo, El-Qalyubiya, Fayoum, Ismailia, Giza, Suez 17 Gabre and Abou Zied (2003); Galal et al. (2009); Abd EL-Bar and Sawaby (2011); Ibrahim et al. (2013); Aly et al. (2013, 2017); Aly (2014); Zeariya et al. (2015, 2018); AbouZied (2016); Abd EL-Bar et al. (2016); Sawaby et al. (2018); Abd El-Aziz and El Shehaby (2019); Abd El-Gawad et al. (2019); Zeariya and Kabadaia (2019a, b); Abouzied et al. (2020)
Muscina stabulans Fallen   Alexandria, Cairo, Matrouh, Qena, Suez 10 Hegazi et al. (1991); Tantawi et al. (1996, 2018); Gabre and Abou Zied (2003); Abdel-Ghaffar et al. (2008); Abd EL-Bar et al. (2016); El-Samad and Youssef (2016); Aly et al. (2017); Sawaby et al. (2018); Abd El-Gawad et al. (2019)
Sarcophaga argyrostoma Robineau-Desvoidy Sarcophagidae   Alexandria, El-Qalyubiya, Cairo, Fayoum, Ismailia, Suez 14 Tantawi et al. (1996, 2018); Gabre and Abou Zied (2003); Abdel Ghaffar et al. (2008); Aly et al. (2013); Aly (2014); Abd EL-Bar et al. (2016); AbouZied (2016); El-Samad and Youssef (2016); Tahoun and AbouZied (2017); Sawaby et al. (2018); Abd El-Gawad et al. (2019); Alhefnawi et al. (2020); El-Samad et al. (2020)
Wohlfahrtia magnifica Schiner   Assiut, Aswan, Cairo, El-Qalyubiya, Qena 8 Ibrahim et al. (2013); Zeariya et al. (2015, 2018); Aly et al. (2017); Abd El-Aziz and El Shehaby (2019), Zeariya and Kabadaia (2019a, b); Alhefnawi et al. (2020)
Wohlfahrtia nuba Wiedemann   Alexandria, Cairo, Ismailia, Matrouh 6 Hegazi et al. (1991); Tantawi et al. (1996); Abdel-Ghaffar et al. (2008); Aly et al. (2013); El-Samad and Youssef (2016); Sawaby et al. (2018)
Sarcophaga carnaria Linnaeus   Alexandria, Cairo, El-Qalyubiya, Qena 5 Ibrahim et al. (2013); Zeariya et al. (2015); Aly et al. (2017); Zeariya and Kabadaia (2019a, b)
Dermestes maculatus De-Geer Dermestidae Coleoptera Alexandria, Assiut, Cairo, Ismailia, Giza 12 Tantawi et al. (1996); Sawaby et al. (2009); Abd EL-Bar and Sawaby (2011); Aly et al. (2013); Zeariya et al. (2015, 2018); Abd EL-Bar et al. (2016); Sawaby et al. (2016); Abd El-Aziz and El Shehaby (2019); Zeariya and Kabadaia (2019a, b); Abouzied et al. (2020)
Dermestes frischii Kugelann Assiut, Cairo 3 Abd EL-Bar et al. (2016); Sawaby et al. (2016); Abd El-Aziz and El Shehaby (2019)
Necrobia rufipes Fabricious Celeridade Alexandria, Cairo, Giza 7 Tantawi et al. (1996); Zeariya et al. (2015); Abd EL-Bar et al. (2016); Sawaby et al. (2016); Zeariya and Kabadaia (2019a, b); Abouzied et al. (2020)
Saprinus chalcites Illiger Histeridae Ismailia, Cairo 3 Aly et al. (2013); Abd EL-Bar et al. (2016); Sawaby et al. (2016)
Monomorium pharaonis Linnaeus Formicidae Hymenoptera Cairo, El-Qalyubiya 4 Ibrahim et al. (2013); Zeariya et al. (2015, 2018); Zeariya and Kabadaia (2019a, b)
Cataglyphis bicolor Fabricius Cairo 2 Zeariya and Kabadaia (2019a, b)
Pheidole megacephala Fabricius Alexandria 1 Tantawi et al. (1996)
Monomorium minimum Buckley Ismailia 1 Aly et al. (2013)
Camponotus maculatus Fabricius El-Qalyubiya 1 Ibrahim et al. (2013)