burying beetle


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bur·y·ing beetle

(bĕr′ē-ĭng)
n.
Any of various black or black and orange beetles of the genus Nicrophorus that bury dead mice and other small animals on which they feed and lay their eggs. Also called sexton beetle.

burying beetle

n
(Animals) a beetle of the genus Necrophorous, which buries the dead bodies of small animals by excavating beneath them, using the corpses as food for themselves and their larvae: family Silphidae. Also called: sexton
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Relationship between numbers of the endangered American burying beetle Nicrophorus americanus Olivier (Coleoptera : Silphidae) and available food resources.
While caring for larvae, a mother burying beetle (Nicrophorus vespilloides) releases a chemical compound that limits her mate's urge to breed.
The American Burying Beetle (Nicrophorus americanus) was added to the endangered species list in 1989, and very little scientific effort has been made to measure its current status.
They range from the effect on the Great Plains Aquifer under southern Nebraska to the fate of the American Burying Beetle, one of 14 species that could be affected that are proposed or currently receiving protection.
Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) to address an endangered species, the America burying beetle, in certain counties that the pipeline crosses in Oklahoma.
The attributes of God--truth, beauty, and goodness--are seen throughout His creation, even in a burying beetle.
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).
Many installations are dealing with endangered species, like the warblers (also found at Fort Hood) and the American burying beetle (found at Camp Maxey).
The report also concluded; "there would be no significant impact to most resources along the proposed pipeline corridor," though it conceded some American Indian culture resources and the endangered American burying beetle could be affected.
With the help of dedicated teacher Anne Sweeney and scientist Deborah Harvey, the Year 4 pupils took on a long-term study of stag beetles by creating a series of log piles and burying beetle buckets.
Decorating the boxes is artwork depicting threatened wildlife and slogans such as "Wrap with care, save the polar bear" or "Cover your tweedle, save the burying beetle.
The American burying beetle (Nicrophorus americanus) is a large, vividly marked insect named for its practice of burying its food--carrion--for later consumption.