Friday, February 20, 2015

Torture, abuse, or just bugs

Scattered in a few places around the United States are research stations where bodies are dumped  in the field so that we can do better forensics. In the  latest issue of Journal of Medical Entymology, there is a report from Texas of pillbugs (a.k.a. rolly-pollys) and katydids that fed on human remains.  The sites where they fed produced marks that could be interpreted as "attack, abuse, neglect, or torture." 

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