M u s e u m  C r e a t e d  L e s s o n

Investigating Forensics


SFU Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, Burnaby, British Columbia

Insect Informants

Adult blow flies (Calliphoridae)

Adult blow flies (Calliphoridae) raised from larvae collected from a body at a crime scene. These flies are identified under a dissecting microscope in the laboratory in order that they can be used to estimate elapsed time since death.

The Critical Thinking Consortium, Simon Fraser University

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Learning Object Collection: Investigating Forensics
Learning Object: Insect Informants
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