In tropical populations, such as in Brazil, fertility is also lower in areas with high densities of larvae, where many in one small area compete for the same food source. This is the first study on the distribution, molecular identification, and Eggs were reared overnight at outdoor ambient temperature (23.5–34.0 °C) and relative humidity (RH) (44.0–96.0%). Forensic Science Programme, Faculty of Health Sciences, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Basement One, Tun Seri Lanang Library, 43600, Bangi, Selangor, Malaysia, Centre for Insect Systematics, Faculty of Science & Technology, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, 43600, Bangi, Selangor, Malaysia, You can also search for this author in Google Scholar, Tatsuta H, Takahashi KH, Sakamaki Y (2018) Geometric morphometrics in entomology: basics and applications. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1469-185X.1997.tb00026.x, Klingenberg CP (2002) Shape analysis of symmetric structures: quantifying variation among individuals and asymmetry. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, Gunz P, Mitteroecker P (2013) Semilandmarks: a method for quantifying curves and surfaces. Brundage, Adrienne. Furthermore, the selection of landmarks for GM analysis adhered to the criteria that they can be found repeatedly and not difficult to locate (Bookstein 1991; Zelditch et al. , C. megacephala prefer warm climates, and display a correlation between warmer temperatures and higher fecundity. Prior to morphometric analysis, landmark coordinates were inspected for outliers. Studying larvae from decomposed remains may provide an effective method of determining the presence of these toxins in a body that is extremely decayed. Loasoideae). These structures provide vital diagnostic features to identify blow fly species of forensic importance (Greenberg and Kunich 2002) but apparently, the morphometric information of cephalopharyngeal skeleton is still lacking. Behavior of the Combined Radial Post-feeding Larval Dispersal of the Blowflies. We also wish to thank Ms. Sharifah Shakilah Abdullah for her kind assistance during research. Hystrix It J Mamm 24(1):103–109. Apart from discriminating species into phenetic groups, GM also covers ontogenetic allometry which can explain how morphological variation attributes directly to growth (Klingenberg 1998). LXS and RMZ conducted the research and organized the structure of the manuscript. Sim, LX., Zuha, R.M. This research was funded by UKM Research Incentive Grant: GGP-2017-036. It is most common in the Oriental and Australasian realms. Pairwise comparison of centroid sizes between sampling intervals indicated the shape mostly transformed during early developmental stages (Table 2). "Forensic Entomology; The Utility of Arthropods in Legal Investigations" Pg. C. megacephala's eggs are "oval with one flat face and another convex". GM analysis on C. megacephala cephalopharyngeal skeleton can be useful to discriminate larval age group and aid growth visualization based on landmark displacements. Chrysomya albiceps is also known to prey on C. megacephala during the larval stage when they must compete for the same food source. PubMed Plos One 6(10):e25630. In addition, these changes explained by the ontogenetic allometry in C. megacephala larva were represented by the cephalopharyngeal skeleton. However, blowfly larvae tend to infect these sun-dried fish when the weather is warm and humid. Results indicate a strong significant and positive correlation between centroid size and developmental time with the correlation coefficient, r, ranged from 0.964 (study replicate 1) to 0.973 (study replicate 2) (p < 0.05). nigripes, Ch. Cephalopharyngeal skeleton was obtained by removing larval internal content and adhering tissue in 10% potassium hydroxide (KOH) (Rabbani and Zuha 2017). 2013). Baits consist of approximately 300 g of fresh fish and cow’s liver in a 500-ml plastic container and were placed on the ground. Chrysomya megacephala eggs were obtained from fresh baits placed in an open area adjacent to Forensic Entomology Laboratory, Forensic Science Program, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Bangi. However, there were no significant differences detected between groups sampled on the same day such as group 20 and 26 h (day 1), group 44 and 50 h (day 2), group 68 and 74 h (day 3), and group 74 and 92 h (day 4). Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 2001.  The derived form is thought to have emerged from Papua New Guinea and is said to be synanthropic, or ecologically associated with humans. https://doi.org/10.1186/1742-9994-3-15, Day DM, Wallman JF (2008) Effect of preservative solutions on preservation of Calliphora augur and Lucilia cuprina larvae (Diptera: Calliphoridae) with implications for post-mortem interval estimates. Forensic Sci Res 3(1):2–15. C. rufifacies is known to cannibalize maggot masses and is thus a huge competitor. London: Springer, 1997. © 2021 Springer Nature Switzerland AG. Part of Springer Nature. Studies are being done on C. megacephala to determine its role as a vector for diarrhea-causing bacteria such as E. C. megacephala is considered important to forensic science because it is one of the first flies to show up on a corpse, and so the time of death can easily be determined when Chrysomya megacephala larvae are found on a body. 1997). In: McAlpine JF, Peterson BV, Shewell GE, Teskey HJ, Vockeroth JR, Wood DM (eds) Manual of Nearctic Diptera, vol 1. , The reproduction and survival rates of C. megacephala are closely related to developmental factors, including the amount of available food, and competition from larvae of other species, such as C. Front Zool 3(15). The authors would like to thank laboratory staffs from Forensic Science Program, Faculty of Health Sciences, UKM, for providing the equipment and chemicals required. The regression function in MorphoJ was used to determine ontogenetic allometry which is the influence of size changes on the shape. Pollenia basalis Smith, 1876. In SPSS™ Version 21 software, centroid sizes were classified based on the larval sampling intervals (age group) as independent groups and they were also checked for normality. This scope of application in GM could be useful to describe the growth of forensically important insects. They were reared at 27.8 ± 2.7 °C and 76.2 ± 7.7% RH (first replicate) and 26.1 ± 1.7 °C and 81.8 ± 8.9% RH (second replicate).  Larval stages include first, second and third instals or growth periods. Chrysomya rufifacies (Diptera: Calliphoridae) development. Geometric wing morphometrics for Chrysomya albiceps and C. megacephala identification (Diptera: Calliphoridae) from Venezuela. (2008). Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, Bulygina E, Mitteroecker P, Aiello L (2006) Ontogeny of facial dimorphism and patterns of individual development within one human population. Acta Entomol Sinica 57(9):1105–1111, Barros-Cordeiro KB, Pujol-Luz JS (2010) Morfologia e duração do desenvolvimento pós-embrionário de Chrysomya megacephala (Diptera: Calliphoridae) em condições de laboratório. Evol Dev 20:29–39. Forensic Entomology. PubMed Central Parasite Vector 10(229). in Venezuela, there are few studies on this taxon reporting the dominance of Chrysomya over other carrion flies. Images of cephalopharyngeal skeleton were obtained directly after specimen mounting by using a stereomicroscope (Nikon, Japan) fitted with a 12-megapixel USB3.0 CMOS microscope camera (Toupcam, China). 2004; Sukontason 2005; Sukontason et al. thesis, Louisiana State University. Given the results from the present study, GM analysis on cephalopharyngeal skeleton shape variation merit further exploratory investigations, especially in comparing different forensically important fly species and by using different environmental settings such as rearing temperatures and food sources as these could also influence the biological shape (Dujardin 2008; Gobbi et al. 2) served as a visual aid to explain the growth of cephalopharyngeal skeletons.  The adult lifespan of the fly is approximately seven days. Chrysomyinae specimens (n = 158) belonging to three forensically important species [Chrysomya albiceps (Wiedemann), Chrysomya megacephala (F.), and Chrysomya marginalis (Wiedemann)] (Diptera: Calliphoridae) were collected from four locations in Egypt (Giza, Dayrout, Minya, and North Sinai) and sequenced across the mitochondrial cytochrome oxidase subunit I (COI) gene. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00435-015-0297-0, Nuñez J, Liria J (2016) Cephalopharyngeal geometric morphometrics in three blowfly species (Diptera: Calliphoridae). This causes losses in cattle and fish industries all over the world. Chrysomya megacephala is widely distributed over the Oriental and Australasian regions, also occurring in many neighbouring parts of the Palaearctic Region (Zumpt 1965). J Entomol and Zool Stud 4(1):338–341, Nuñez-Rodriguez J, Liria J (2017b) Sexual wing shape dimorphism in Piophila casei (Linneaus, 1758 Diptera: Piophilidae). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.meegid.2008.07.011, Eliza P, Zuha RM (2018) Preliminary assessment of cephalopharyngeal skeleton length and body length of Hemipyrellia ligurriens (Wiedermann) (Diptera: Calliphoridae) larvae as potential parameters to estimate minimum post mortem interval. 2018). There was a similar relationship between wing and tibia size and fecundity. On the following day, at 0900 hours, newly emerged first instar larvae were transferred evenly into five freshly prepared rearing containers labeled as day 1 to day 5. The aim of this study is to identify eggs of species of forensic importance, such as Chrysomya megacephala, Chrysomya putoria, Lucilia cuprina, Lucilia eximia and Ophyra aenescens, using scanning electron microscopy (SEM Am J Phys Anthropol 131:432–443. 6 Department of Entomology at Texas A&M University, College Station, TX. Florida: CRC Press, 2001. Hystrix It J Mamm 24(1):59–66. Most recorded miasis cases, however, do not involve the fly. A single batch of eggs oviposited by a female C. megacephala was collected carefully by using fine-tip forceps and transferred into a rearing container with approximately 30 g fresh cow’s liver as food source. Doe, Peter E. "Fish Drying and Smoking" Production and Quality. Egypt J Forensic Sci 8(39). We also performed regression test by using the Procrustes coordinates on log centroid size, resulting p < 0.0001 with improvement in the effect of the total shape variation of 65.7%.  The cercus of the male is longer than that of the female. Texas A&M University, College Station. To minimize this effect, we removed any obscure landmarks when using a two-dimensional image of cephalopharyngeal skeleton as a sample. The third instar of C. rufifacies will eat Chrysomya megacephala when the larvae are in high density. 2007. Cite this article. We hypothesized that centroid size correlates with developmental time and varied independently between age groups. Springer Nature remains neutral with regard to jurisdictional claims in published maps and institutional affiliations. In interpreting speciation and sexual dimorphism among flies, adult wing morphology is the most frequently utilized body part (Gidaszewski et al. "A Fly for the Prosecution" How Insect Evidence Helps Solve Crimes. Larval sampling was conducted twice at 0900 hours and 1500 hours, per day, based on rearing containers sequence. This technique was previously employed in distinguishing insect species and sex, including forensically important blow flies which were attributed by the wing landmarks (Nuñez-Rodiguez and Liria 2017a; Nuñez and Liria 2017b; Sontigun et al. Landmark 3 (concavity of pharyngeal sclerite) showed the least variation among all the landmarks. 2017). Chrysomya megacephala The analysis of eggs shows dorsal concave surface with a continuous median area, extending from one end to the other ( Fig. C. megacephala is not predaceous in the adult or larval form, preferring to feed on necrophagous material of any kind, such as fish, cows and humans. Neotrop Entomol 34(3):491–497. C. megacephala has a relatively[clarification needed] long lifespan as an adult which has helped the species become successful at invading new geographical areas. Keywords: Chrysomya megacephala… Therefore, previous researches suggested cephalopharyngeal skeleton as an alternative growth parameter to larval body length because of its measurement consistency and positive allometry with larval body length (Eliza and Zuha 2018; Rabbani and Zuha 2017). Pharr, Lauren R. 2009. Chrysomya megacephala are close ancestors and monophyletic which means that they are genetically similar but the morphological appearance of these … The majority of Dipteran species that have had a life table constructed have demonstrated a tendency for smaller bodies in the warmer months. Larval dispersion patterns of C. megacephala also make it forensically important. , C. megacephala has a beneficial and practical value apart from being significant in forensic investigations; this blowfly is the source of pollination for mangos in the Australian region. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00414-006-0086-x, Badenhorst R, Villet MH (2018) The uses of Chrysomya megacephala (Fabricius, 1794) (Diptera: Calliphoridae) in forensic entomology. The plastron reached the micropyle and ended in a “Y” anteriorly and posteriorly both of which were rounded ( Fig. The developmental rate of Lucilia sericata and Chrysomya megacephala was studied in beef liver for the correlation of time duration in each phase with the temperature and climate. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13071-017-1982-2, Scalici M, Macale D, Gibertini G (2010) Allometry in the ontogenesis of Austropotamobius pallipes species complex (Decapoda: Astacidae): the use of geometric morphometrics. 2001. https://doi.org/10.14411/eje.2013.061, Greenberg B, Kunich JC (2002) Entomology and the law: flies as forensic indicators. https://doi.org/10.4404/hystrix-24.1-7691, Klingenberg CP (2016) Size, shape, and form: concepts of allometry in geometric morphometrics. Cephalopharyngeal skeletons were removed from larvae and mounted on glass slides. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10750-011-0675-7, Santillán-Guayasamín S, Villacís AG, Grijalva MJ, Dujardin JP (2017) The modern morphometric approach to identify eggs of Triatominae. 2013; Murta-Fonseca and Fernandes 2016). While most areas wish to rid themselves of C. megacephala, Taiwanese farmers have found ways to enhance the population of this blowfly so that more mangos will be pollinated. In replicate 1, differences were detected between the 44- and 50-h group, 68- and 74-h group, 68- and 92-h group, and 74 and 92-h group. A matter of concern that demands further investigation is the coplanarity of landmarks on cephalopharyngeal skeleton, as the actual three-dimensional shape could have been distorted when projected as a two-dimensional image.  C. megacephala exists in two forms, the normal and the derived. https://doi.org/10.1017/S1089332600001868, Zelditch ML, Swiderski DL, David Sheets H (2012) Geometric morphometrics for biologists: a primer, 2nd edn. Pg. Chrysomya megacephala. incisuralis and Ch. Chrysomya megacephala, more commonly known as the oriental latrine fly, is a member of the family Calliphoridae (blowflies). 2006; Gunz and Mitteroecker 2013; Changbunjong et al. In forensic entomology, cephalopharyngeal skeleton plays a crucial role in species identification but the morphometric information of this part is scarce. In many forensic entomology cases either C. rufifacies or Chrysomya megacephala are found on the decaying corpse; mitochondrial DNA is the main method used to determine which subfamily is present. In recent years, geometric morphometrics (GM) has been increasingly utilized as a multivariate tool to classify insect species based on morphological shape in both mature and immature stages including flies (Canal et al. Correlations between centroid size and cephalopharyngeal skeleton developmental time were determined by using Pearson’s correlation test. rufifacies. It was introduced in South America (Guimarães et al. Biol Rev 73:79–123. Byrd, James H. and James L. Castner. 2012; Nuñez-Rodriguez and Liria 2017b). Author information: (1)Department of Biological b Second instar. 33. Forensic Sciences Foundation, Ameri CRC Press: 177, 179, 186. https://doi.org/10.1590/S1519-566X2005000300019, Rodríguez-Mendoza R, Muñoz M, Saborido-Rey F (2011) Ontogenetic allometry of the bluemouth, Helicolenus dactylopterus dactylopterus (Teleostei: Scorpaenidae), in the Northeast Atlantic and Mediterranean based on geometric morphometrics. 2012) while at the same time needs to adequately cover the morphology of the subject. A total of 18 species were identified genetically: three shared by the fly species; four unique to C. megacephala , and 13 unique to M. domestica. Ontogenetic allometric effect based on multivariate regression on Procrustes coordinates and centroid size was significant (p < 0.0001), indicating that shape was influenced by growth (60.3%). https://doi.org/10.1017/S0007485311000423, Sharma R, Garg RK, Gaur JR (2015) Various methods for the estimation of the post mortem interval from Calliphoridae: a review. Google Scholar, Amendt J, Campobasso CP, Gaudry E, Reiter C, LeBlanc HN, Hall MJR (2007) Best practice in forensic entomology–standards and guidelines. Landmarks used for cephalopharyngeal skeleton shape description in the present study were limited to five landmarks instead of the eight used by Nuñez and Liria (2016), because of some clearly undeveloped structures in the first instar larvae such as apical hook, union between hypostomal sclerite and the mouth hook, and dorsal apodeme of mouth hook.  Knowledge of larval competition is also useful in forensic studies, because it could affect the estimate of the time of death. Images were obtained from the specimens; digitized and geometric morphometric analysis on C. megacephala cephalopharyngeal skeletons was performed with MorphoJ software based on the ordination of five landmarks.  C. megacephala have large red eyes, those of males being close together, and those of females farther apart. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00436-008-0895-6, Sukontason KL (2005) Forensically important fly maggots in a floating corpse: the first case report in Thailand. Figure 2 displays shape changes along CV1 (97.2%) axis with landmark 2 (dorsal cornu) and 4 (ventral cornu) displaying the most variation, followed by landmark 1 (anterodorsal process) and 5 (base of parastomal bar). Florida: CRC Press, 2006. Google Scholar, Bookstein FL (1991) Morphometric tools for landmark data: geometry and biology. Raffles Bull Zool Supp No. 1996. 4: 317. Research has shown that under specific population densities, C. rufifacies will facultatively feed on other species of maggots and on its own species. Anat Rec 298:5–28. The Paleontological Society Papers 16:163–188. Mahalanobis and Procrustes distances by pairwise comparisons of all age groups showed significant differences between daily intervals (permutation 10,000 rounds in MorphoJ: p < 0.0001) (Table 3). This allometric effect has been reported in other organisms and the relationships vary and were usually high during ontogenesis (Rocha et al. Veterinary Entomology: Arthropod Ectoparasites of Veterinary Importance. Indian J For Med Toxicol 11(2):217–221. Chrysomya megacephala larvae were used as sample, as this species was one of the most prevalent sarcosaprophagous species found at death scenes in Malaysia, Thailand, and the rest of the world (Lee et al. Chrysomya megacephala (Fabricius) (Diptera: Calliphoridae) is a common and forensically important blow fly species in the Oriental region. In this study, Chrysomya megacephala (Fabricius, 1794) was reared in two study replicates in natural conditions and samplings were conducted at fixed daily intervals. Egypt J Forensic Sci 9, 55 (2019). The relationship between centroid size and age in ontogenetic allometry through multivariate regression analysis has been found reliable to explain biological shape changes across different ages including humans (Bulygina et al. Geometric morphometric analysis of cephalopharyngeal skeleton was carried out by using MorphoJ software (Klingenberg 2011) (download link: http://www.flywings.org.uk/morphoj_page.htm_), which includes visualization of landmark shifts and canonical variate analysis (CVA) to provide graphical ordination of individuals and groups in multidimensional space, followed by cross-validation test in discriminant function analysis (DFA) to classify individuals in separate groups. However, there are concerns for the safety of the composting system, that is risk of diseases spread by way of manure pathogens, residue of harmful metals and emission of greenhouse gases. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.0014-3820.2002.tb00117.x, Klingenberg CP (2011) MorphoJ: an integrated software package for geometric morphometrics.  Larvae vary in size according to instar and are shaped more thickly towards the rear. 1 A). 2014). 2a). The result showed similar classifications as in Table 4. In replicate 2, differences were detected between 20- and 26-h group, 44- and 50-h group, and 74- and 92-h group. Pap Avulsos Zool 50(47):709–717. Landmarks were selected based on geometrical shape of the cephalopharyngeal skeleton, i.e., (1) clipeal arc (anterodorsal process/dorsal bridge), (2) dorsal cornu, (3) concavity of pharyngeal sclerite (tentorial phragma/medial incision), (4) lower ventral cornu, and (5) base of parastomal bar (Nuñez and Liria 2016) (Fig. 1 B and C). In adults, a few species of Chrysomya Robineau-Desvoidy 1830, Lucilia Robineau-Desvoidy 1830, and Hemipyrellia Townsend 1918 were correctly classified and could be further explained by within genus phenetic relationships (Sontigun et al. Hydrobiologia 670:5–22. https://doi.org/10.1186/s41935-018-0070-x, Gidaszewski NA, Baylac M, Klingenberg CP (2009) Evolution of sexual dimorphism of wing shape in the Drosophila melanogaster subgroup. Correlation between centroid size of C. megacephala cephalopharyngeal skeleton and developmental time indicated that it can be used as a growth parameter which could be applicable for mPMI estimation. This effect accounted for 60.3% of the total shape variation. The larval age is estimated based on their growth parameter such as larval body length, which can be inferred from the species-specific developmental model (Sharma et al. The Calliphoridae species Chrysomya megacephalaand Chrysomya rufifacieswere reared in laboratory condition for studying their time duration of different stages … Chrysomya megacephala (Fabricius, 1794) (Diptera: Calliphoridae) development by landmark-based geometric morphometrics of cephalopharyngeal skeleton: a preliminary assessment for forensic entomology application. https://doi.org/10.14411/fp.2016.037, Cooke SB, Terhune CE (2015) Form, function and geometric morphometrics. Forensic investigations and the estimation of human postmortem intervals (time since death) depend on the identification of blow fly larvae on a corpse and their approximated age. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.forsciint.2003.08.010, Article They were subsequently analyzed by using one-way analysis of variance (ANOVA) for independent groups (α = 0.05). Med Vet Entomol 27:181–193. When C. rufifacies and C. megacephala larvae are put into cultures separately from one another in high densities, C. megacephala has a higher rate of survival than C. rufifacies. Cephalopharyngeal skeletons that were not thoroughly cleared or inclined from lateral position were omitted from being used as samples. 2006; Rodríguez-Mendoza et al. Google Scholar, Canal NA, Hernández-Ortiz V, Tigrero Salas JO, Selivon D (2015) Morphometric study of third-instar larvae from five morphotypes of the Anastepha fraterculus cryptic species complex (Diptera, Tephritidae). The oriental latrine fly, Chrysomya megacephala (Fabricius, 1794), is a medically and forensically important blow fly species as its habit and breeding places are within or near to human settlements.  The first record of human miasis caused by C. megacephala and C. rufifacies was in Thailand, where a 53-year-old man had a tumor lesion where the larvae accumulated. 2008. In contrast with its body length, the measurement based on cephalopharyngeal skeleton morphometry was more reliable and consistent to be used as growth parameter in forensic entomology (Rabbani and Zuha 2017; Eliza and Zuha 2018). Chrysomya Robineau-Desvoidy is one of the most forensically important blow fly genera. The developmental period of C. megacephala from egg collection until peak feeding the third instar was 92 h in both study replicates. They were left exposed and checked hourly for ovipositon activity by a single female C. megacephala. , Public health importance and management control. The adults were identified based on taxonomic descriptions by Kurahashi et al. 2013) whereby the deformation of cephalopharyngeal skeleton shape shifted inward based on the selected landmarks. https://doi.org/10.1111/ede.12246, Sukontason K, Bunchoo M, Khantawa B, Pianjai S, Sukontason K, Methanitikorn R, Rongsriyam Y (2000) Mechanical carrier of bacterial enteric pathogens by Chrysomya megacephala (Diptera: Calliphoridae) in Chiang Mai, Thailand. https://doi.org/10.1186/s41935-019-0158-y, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1186/s41935-019-0158-y, Over 10 million scientific documents at your fingertips, Not logged in PubMed  Beetles are also known to prey on C. megacephala. Bull Ent Res 79(4):625–629. CVA was used to display differences among groups that are relative to within-group variation based on multivariate data (Webster and David Sheets 2010). On the ontogenetic allometric effect, regression analysis on the Procrustes coordinates on centroid size among age groups revealed a significant relationship between cephalopharyngeal skeleton shape variation and size (permutation 10,000 rounds in MorphoJ: p < 0.0001). 1988; Sulaiman et al. Byrd, Jason H., and James L. Castner. BMC Evol Biol 9:110. https://doi.org/10.1186/1471-2148-9-110, Gobbi P, Martínez-Sánchez A, Rojo S (2013) The effects of larval diet on adult life-history traits of the black soldier fly, Hermetia illucens (Diptera: Stratiomyidae). This is the most common member of the genus in New Guinea and … C. megacephala entered the United States through harbors and airports. Int J Legal Med 127(1):231–241. 2010; Strelin et al. 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Larva: Fully mature third instar muscoid-shaped (11 mm length), composed of 12 segments with pointed anterior and blunt posterior end (Fig. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00427-016-0539-2, Kumara TK, Disney RHL, Abu Hassan A, Flores M, Hwa TS, Mohamed Z, Che Salmah M, Bhupinder S (2012) Occurrence of oriental flies associated with indoor and outdoor human remains in tropical climate of North Malaysia. Goff, M. Lee A Fly for the Prosecution: How Insect Evidence Helps Solve Crimes.  The development of C. megacephala is linked to the length of time spent feeding in the larval stage, as well as to temperature; the lower the temperature, the more slowly the larvae develop. Trop Biomed 21(2):69–75, CAS The cephalopharyngeal skeleton shape was profiled based on centroid size, i.e., the square root of the sum of squared distances between each landmark and the centroid of the cephalopharyngeal skeleton (Zelditch et al. 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