First report of maggots of family Piophilidae recovered from human cadavers in Malaysia

Trop Biomed. 2008 Aug;25(2):173-5.


Piophila casei (Linnaeus) (Diptera: Piophilidae) is reported from human cadavers in two separate forensic cases for the first time in Malaysia. Both bodies were found indoors. The first case, was that of a male of unknown nationality and age and also contained maggots of the muscid Ophyra spinigera (Stein). The second case was a female Chinese whose body also contained other species of maggots but these were not identifiable.

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Cadaver*
  • Diptera / physiology*
  • Entomology
  • Female
  • Forensic Medicine
  • Humans
  • Larva
  • Malaysia
  • Male