MSPTM 2019 Annual Scientific Conference
13 - 14 March 2019
InterContinental Kuala Lumpur

Abstract

Title

THE FIRST REPORT OF HISTIOSTOMA SP. (ASTIGMATINA: HISTIOSTOMATIDAE) PHORETIC ON A FORENSICALLY IMPORTANT BLOW FLY, CHRYSOMYA VILLENUEVI (DIPTERA: CALLIPHORIDAE)

Type
E-Poster Presentation Competition for Student
Theme
Scaling Up Efforts in Tropical Disease and Vector Control through Evidence-Based Research
Topic
Medical & Forensic Entomology

Authors

Main Author
Nurul Azmiera1
Presenting Author
Nurul Azmiera1
Co-Author
Mariana Ahamad2
Chin Heo1 3

Authors' Institution

Department / Institution / Country
Faculty of Medicine / Universti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) / Malaysia1
Unit of Acarology, Infectious Diseases Research Centre / Institute for Medical Research / Malaysia2
Institute for Pathology, Laboratory and Forensic Medicine (I-PPerForM) / Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) / Malaysia3
Content
Abstract Content

This is the first report of histiostomatid mites found phoretic on Chrysomya villenuevi (Diptera: Calliphoridae) collected from decomposing rabbit carcasses in Bukit Lagong Forest Reserve, Sungai Buloh, Selangor, Malaysia. The blow flies around the carcasses were first captured using an insect net. After pinning, they were examined under a stereomicroscope and mites phoretic on the body of the flies were carefully removed and preserved in 70% ethanol. Some mites were mounted on slides using Hoyer’s medium and observed under a compound microscope for identification. The adult flies were identified as C. villenuevi and the mites were identified as Histiostoma sp. (Astigmatina: Histiostomatidae). The ecological relationship between phoretic mites and forensically important blow flies will be discussed in this paper.

Keywords: Histiostoma; Histiostomatidae; Chrysomya villenuevi; rabbit carcasses; forensic
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