A case of flying insects visiting an anatomy and embalming laboratory in Medellín, Colombia

J Forensic Leg Med. 2016 Oct;43:76-79. doi: 10.1016/j.jflm.2016.07.012. Epub 2016 Jul 26.


From July to September of 2012, the fauna of flying insects visiting the anatomy and embalming laboratory of the Tecnológico de Antioquia, Faculty of Forensic Sciences, located in the city of Medellin, Colombia, were recorded. The first checklist in the literature of incidental flying insects occurring in this type of locale is provided, and a brief discussion is given of their behavioral habits related to this uncommon case.

Keywords: Ethanol; Flowers visitors; Forensic entomology; Urban entomology; Ventilation ducts.

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Colombia
  • Embalming
  • Facility Design and Construction
  • Feeding Behavior*
  • Humans
  • Insecta*
  • Laboratories*
  • Ventilation / instrumentation