Effects of different elevation levels on carrion fly species composition

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Northern Kentucky University
It is unknown if a corpse at different elevation levels attract different species of flies. The species diversity of carrion flies at two elevation levels were explored. Five pieces of chicken thighs were placed on the ground and on the roof of the Dorothy Westerman Natural Sciences Center at Northern Kentucky University. Observations were taken on the developmental history of the flies that were subsequently reared. After adults emerged, the flies were killed, pinned, and identified to species. Three trials were conducted: late spring, midsummer, and early fall. Descriptive statistical tests were used to analyze comparisons and results using SPSS
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Carrion insects, Larvae