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Forensic Sci Int. 2001 Aug 15;120(1-2):15-7.

Use of beetles in forensic entomology.

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Medicolegal Institute, Government of Madhya Pradesh, Home (Police) Department, Gandhi Medical College Building, Bhopal 462001, India.

Abstract

Beetles (Coleoptera) have been recognised as providing significant entomological evidence in the medico-legal field, particularly with reference to dry human skeletal remains in the later stages of decomposition. The Dermestidae (skin beetles) and Cleridae (bone beetles) have been found as the most common types infesting exposed human remains and providing evidence in estimating the minimum postmortem interval (PMI).

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