Forensic entomology

Forensic entomology is the use of a knowledge of entomology in the investigation of criminal activity.

For example, if a dead person has been found then the presence of various species of insects on the body can be used to discover facts about the scene. The presence of some species of insect allow forensic entomologists to determine when someone died and if the body was moved.

A photograph of the blowfly, _Lucilia sericata_.

The blowfly Lucilia sericata is a species of both veterinary and forensic importance.

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