In association with M.F. & E. Investigative Services LLC, FlyEvidence is supplying Forensic Entomological services in the United States.
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ASH Digital Microscope and Measurement solutions provide multiple solutions for insect and mite identification and inspection.
FlyEvidence has integrated OMNI z-stacking photomicroscopy into the inspection process for all enquiries (public, commercial, scientific and forensic) providing an enhanced visual aid to accurate identification.
This is only the tip of the iceberg of the broad range of processing that can be accomplished on the OMNI, which is now also a key element in taxonomic research underway.
Forensic research at FlyEvidence has focussed on post mortem interval, the fauna of buried remains and laboratory based rearing, with some key outcomes:
A review of necrophagous insects colonising human and animal cadavers in south-east Queensland, Australia
Effects of peri-mortem infection on the entomofauna of decomposing buried human remains – a metadata analysis
A key element in FlyEvidence research has been provision of insect identification for pollination studies. These have, for the most part, focussed on fly pollinators, with some key outcomes:
Diversity of Diptera families that pollinate Ceropegia (Apocynaceae) trap flowers: An update in light of new data and phylogenetic analyses
Ecosystem restoration strengthens pollination network resilience and function
Another key element in FlyEvidence research has been provision of insect identification for ecological studies. These have, for the most part, focussed on spider and keystone beetle and bug identifications, with some key outcomes:
Farmland biodiversity and agricultural management on 237 farms in 13 European and two African regions.
contracted by Peter Dennis
A portal to information on the insect order Diptera (flies and midges) and a forum for researchers on this insect group.
The site deals broadly with all aspects of Dipterology (the study of flies) and enables discussion about identification, often through the posting of field photographs.
Manual of Afrotropical Diptera
The Manual of Afrotropical Diptera is a detailed, academic, four volume text of flies in sub-saharan Africa.
Providing insight to all the 108 families known from the region, and covering over 20,000 species, this collaboration of over 90 international experts on Diptera, is a unique synopsis of the flies known from the Afrotropical Region.
In a professional format, this treatise provides the basics for understanding the diversity of a major order of insects in a large tropical and sub-tropical region and is the first such synopsis of its kind for any major insect order occurring in the Afrotropics.
The content includes discussions on biology and immature stages, economic importance, classification, identification to the generic level, as well as a synopsis of each genus.