The Bugs That Decompose Bodies and Help Solve CSI Secrets

Oct. 29, 2014 - A dead body plays host to a whole ecosystem of insects that help to decompose the body and return it to nature. By knowing the life cycles of these insects--from flies to maggots to beetles--forensic entomologists can help in crime scene investigations. And they can get a firsthand look at the decomposition process by visiting a body farm like this one in Texas.

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