Table 3: Successional patterns of dipteran species in Masai mangrove area.

Diptera speciesDay (PMI)
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Decomposition stages
FBLACDADDDR

Chrysomya megacephala ******
Chrysomya rufifacies ****
Phaenicia sericata ####
Sarcophaga sp.**
Hydrotaea sp.****
Musca domestica ##
Limnophora sp.***
Cestrotus sp.#
Homoneura tincta #
Megaselia sp.******

Note: F: Fresh; BL: Bloated; ACD: Active decay stage; ADD: Advanced decay stage; DR: Dry remain.
*: Adult and immature stages present.
#: Only adult individual present.