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Entomology Laboratory

Forensic Entomology is supported by two dedicated research laboratories.

For the rearing of insects, especially blowflies, we have a number of programmable incubators, where light and temperature regimes can be set. The largest of these is a walk-in facility with ample space for many cultures, while the newest enable temperature variations to be set.

These allow us to carry out research especially into blowfly (Calliphoridae, Diptera) development, as well as supply living material for practical classes in the second year module on Forensic Entomology. We also keep live cultures of other forensically important insects, such as hide beetles and cockroaches. A large number of stereo microscopes are utilised in classes for close examination of insect material.

These facilities are available for both undergraduate teaching and projects as well as for research.

Detailed Information

Kit List

  • Walk in insect incubator incl. humidifier; Insect domes; Entomology sundries; Heat stirrers; Band saw; Hand saws; Knifes; Microscope; Weighing balance; Kettle


8.00am - 5.00pm.


The Entomology Laboratory can be found in 109 of the Maudland Building

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