carrion beetle


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carrion beetle

n
(Animals) any beetle of the family Silphidae that track carrion by a keen sense of smell. See also burying beetle
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Effects of temperature on the development of the Neotropical carrion beetle Oxelytrum discicolle (Brulle, 1840) (Coleoptera: Silphidae).
Resource partitioning in the carrion beetle (Coleoptera:Silphidae) fauna of southern Ontario: ecological and evolutionary considerations.
The American burying beetle (Nicrophorus americanus) is the largest member of the carrion beetle family Silphidae in North America, measuring 30-35 mm in length as adults (Ratcliffe, 1996).
Effect of forest fragmentation on dung and carrion beetle communities in central Amazonia.
Carrion beetle diversity was measured at three sites in northeast Ohio, and a total of 71 species were collected from among the three sites in July and August of 1995 from chicken and pig carrion.
American burying beetle (Nicrophorus americanus) Reintroduction of this carrion beetle continues on Nantucket Island, off the coast of Massachusetts.
Other terrestrial insects recovered included nymphal froghopper (Fulgoridae), adult rove beetle (Staphylinidae), adult short-winged mold beetle (Pselaphidae), and adult small carrion beetle (Leptodiridae).
This aroma is perfect for attracting the carrion beetles that pollinate this plant.
Fraser said other guests have compared the smell, used to attract pollinators like carrion beetles, to other unpleasant odors.
2005 Carrion Beetles (Coleoptera: Silphidae) of the Konza Prairie Biological Station.