Forensic Entomology is known as the study of insects and other arthropods for the purpose of uncovering information useful to an investigation. It is a branch of forensic science that involving police, forensic pathologist, entomologist and legal profession.In forensic entomology, insects and other arthropods are used as indicator of post mortem interval (PMI). PMI is the duration (in days) between time of death and the discovery of the body.
What is the relationship between entomology and dead bodies?
Odor of dead tissues will attract flies and flies feed on the tissues as well as the females lay eggs. Insects and other invertebrates form a specialized community of fauna.There is presence of various stages of insects in and around the dead body.
Species of insects arrive and remain at decomposed body in succession, biological clock and duration of instars of relevant species of insects (as part of its life cycle whilst at body) is helpful in determining PMI are the basis for forensic entomology of PMI.