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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The insects are the first organisms to detect and colonize dead animals, being present in every phase of the decomposition process (Carvalho, Thyssen, Linhares, & Palhares, 2000); among them, the most frequently used in forensic studies are the dipterous belonging to the families Calliphoridae, Muscidae and Sarcophagidae (Rosa & Oliveira-Costa, 2013) and the Coleoptera families Dermestidae, Silphidae and Cleridae (Smith, 1986).
Keywords: Silphidae, carrion, forensic entomology, Nicrophorus tomentosus
Especies de Scarabaeinae (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) y Silphidae (Coleoptera) necrofilas de Bosque de Pino-Encino y Bosque Mesofilo de Montana en el Municipio de Mascota, Jalisco, Mexico.
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).
Necrophilous beetles diversity (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae, Silphidae, Staphylinidae and Trogidae) in a semiarid area of Zapotitlan de las Salinas valley, Puebla, Mexico.
Eight baited traps were used to collect 608 beetles from the families Silphidae, Staphylinidae, Scarabaeidae, and Histeridae.
The impact of forest fires on scavenging beetles of the families Scarabaeidae and Silphidae has been studied in
Respecto a la clase Insecta, en los tres sitios sobresalen los coleopteros, tanto en biomasa (93%) como en densidad (83%); entre las familias se encontraron Curculionidae, Elateridae, Silphidae, Staphylinidae, Scarabaeidae y Tenebrionidae.
Some species that did not fit these categories are considered separately: Silphidae (scavengers), Elateridae and Curculionidae (root eaters), Bombus terrestris and Noctua pronuta (Nectarivores), and an undetermined heteroptere (sap sucker).
P regina and Lucilia coeruleiviridis [Macquart]), Muscidae, Staphylinidae, and Silphidae (Benbow et al.
Distribucion y abundancia de Scarabaeidae y Silphidae (Insecta: Coleoptera) en un transecto altitudinal en el Estado de Veracruz.