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Cadaver buried February 7, 1828, and exhumed April 24, 1828
Fly, Woodcut engraving, 1894
Larvae, Woodcut engraving, 1894
Puparia, Woodcut engraving, 1894
Adult Green Blow Fly (Phaenicia sericata)
Adult Greenbottle Fly (Phaenicia coeruleivirdis)
Adult Bluebottle Fly (Calliphora vicina)
Adult Red-Tailed Flesh Fly (Sarcophaga haemorrhoidalis)
Adult Hairy Rove Beetle (Creophilus maxillosus)
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Puparia, Woodcut engraving, 1894
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Upon a View of the Body

Puparia, Woodcut engraving, 1894
Mégnin, a French zoologist and veterinary surgeon, studied the stages of insect and reproduction and succession in cadavers, and helped to create the modern discipline of forensic entomology.
Pierre Mégnin, La faune des cadavers; application de l'entomologie à la médecine légale [The fauna of the cadaver; the application of entomology to legal medicine], Paris
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