Bloodstain Pattern Analysis Terminology


Insect Stain
A bloodstain resulting from insect activity.
Bloodstain Example - Insect Stain
Bloodstain Example - Insect Stain


Fly activity at the crime scene may result in bloodstains which look a lot like impact spatter. This may be caused by flies tracking or regurgitating blood.

Alternate Terminology

Bevel & GardnerMay be confused with Spatter Family - Non-linear - Impact Spatter
James, Kish & SuttonAltered - Insects
WonderNot a pattern.
Old IABPAFly Spots