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Selected Publications

  • VILLET MH, 2011. African carrion ecosystems and their insect communities in relation to forensic entomology: a review. Pest Technology 5: in press.
  • VILLET MH, AMENDT J, 2011. Advances in entomological methods for estimating time of death. In: Turk EE, ed. Forensic Pathology Reviews. Heidelberg: Humana Press. in press.
  • SZPILA K, VILLET MH, 2011. Morphology and identification of first instar larvae of African blowflies (Diptera: Calliphoridae) commonly of forensic importance. Med. Vet. Entomol.48:738-752. http://dx.doi.org/10.1603/ME10238
  • MIDGLEY JM, RICHARDS CS, VILLET MH, 2010. The utility of Coleoptera in forensic investigations. In: Amendt J, Campobasso CP, Goff ML, Grassberger M, eds. Current Concepts in Forensic Entomology. Heidelberg: Springer, pp. 57-68. http://www.springerlink.com/content/ntv4656460801739/
  • VILLET MH, RICHARDS CS, MIDGLEY JM, 2010. Contemporary precision, bias and accuracy of minimum post-mortem intervals estimated using development of carrion-feeding insects. In: Amendt J, Campobasso CP, Goff ML, Grassberger M, eds. Current Concepts in Forensic Entomology. Heidelberg: Springer, pp. 109-137. http://www.springerlink.com/content/q418835308325032/
  • MIDGLEY JM, VILLET MH, 2009. Development of Thanatophilus micans (Fabricius 1794) (Coleoptera: Silphidae) at constant temperatures. Int. J. Legal Med.123:285-292. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00414-008-0280-0
  • MIDGLEY JM, VILLET MH, 2009. Effect of the killing method on post-mortem change in length of larvae of Thanatophilus micans (Fabricius, 1794) (Coleoptera: Silphidae) stored in 70% ethanol. Int. J. Legal Med.123:103-108. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00414-008-0260-4
  • RICHARDS CS, CROUS KL, VILLET MH, 2009. Models of development for the blow fly sister species Chrysomya chloropyga and C. putoria. Med. Vet. Entomol.23:56-61. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2915.2008.00767.x
  • RICHARDS CS, VILLET MH, 2009. Data quality in thermal summation models of development of forensically important blowflies (Diptera: Calliphoridae): a case study. Med. Vet. Entomol.23:269-276. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2915.2009.00819.x
  • RICHARDS CS, PRICE BW, VILLET MH, 2009. Thermal ecophysiology of seven carrion-feeding blowflies in Southern Africa. Ent. Exp. Appl.131:11-19. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1570-7458.2009.00824.x
  • RICHARDS CS, WILLIAMS KA, VILLET MH, 2009. Predicting geographic distribution of seven blowfly species (Diptera: Calliphoridae) in South Africa. Afr. Entomol.17:170-182. http://dx.doi.org/10.4001/003.017.0207
  • TOURLE RA, DOWNIE DA, VILLET MH, 2009. Flies in the ointment: a morphological and molecular comparison of Lucilia cuprina and L. sericata (Diptera: Calliphoridae) in South Africa. Med. Vet. Entomol.23:6-14. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2915.2008.00765.x
  • HARVEY ML, GAUDIERI S, VILLET MH, DADOUR IR, 2008. A global study of forensically significant calliphorids: implications for identification. Forensic Sci. Int.177:66-76. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.forsciint.2007.10.009
  • RICHARDS CS, PATERSON ID, VILLET MH, 2008. Estimating the age of immature Chrysomya albiceps (Diptera: Calliphoridae), correcting for temperature and geographical latitude. Int. J. Legal Med.122:271-279. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00414-007-0201-7
  • RICHARDS CS, VILLET MH, 2008. Factors affecting accuracy and precision of thermal summation models of insect development used to estimate postmortem intervals. Int. J. Legal Med.122:401-408. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00414-008-0243-5
  • VILLET MH, 2007. An inexpensive geometrical micrometer for measuring small, live insects quickly without harming them. Ent. Exp. Appl.122:279-280. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1570-7458.2006.00520.x
  • WILLIAMS KA, VILLET MH 2006. A history of southern African research relevant to forensic entomology. South African Journal of Science 102, 59-65.
  • WILLIAMS KA, VILLET MH, 2006. A new and earlier record of Chrysomya megacephala in South Africa, with notes on another exotic species, Calliphora vicina (Diptera: Calliphoridae). Afr. Invert. 47:347-350.
  • VILLET MH, MACKENZIE B, MULLER WJ, 2006. Larval development of the carrion-breeding flesh fly Sarcophaga (Liosarcophaga) tibialis Macquart (Diptera: Sarcophagidae) at constant temperatures. Afr. Entomol. 14:357-366.
  • HARVEY ML, MANSELL MW, VILLET MH, DADOUR IR, 2003. Molecular identification of some forensically important blowflies of southern Africa and Australia. Med. Vet. Entomol. 17:363-369.
  • MUSVASVA E, WILLIAMS KA, MULLER WJ, VILLET MH, 2001. Preliminary observations on the effects of hydrocortisone and sodium methohexital on development of Sarcophaga (Curranea) tibialis Macquart (Diptera: Sarcophagidae), and implications for estimating post mortem interval. Forensic Sci. Int. 120:37-41.

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