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 specimens are representatives of two suborders (Adephaga and Polyphaga), four families (Carabidae, Scarabaeoidea, Staphylinidae, and Silphidae), including six genera and six species: three Harpalus herbivagus (Say, 1823) specimens, two Temnoplectron involucre (Matthews, 1974) specimens, seven Aleochara pacifica (Casey, 1893) specimens, seven Silpha carinata (Herbst, 1783) specimens, two Calosilpha bicolor (Fairmaire, 1899) specimens, and three Creophilus maxillosus (Linnaeus, 1758) specimens.
The main Coleoptera families of forensic importance and their abundance were: Staphylinidae (1,178), Silphidae (183), Histeridae (18), Nitidulidae (13), Trogidae (8), Cleridae (4), Dermestidae (4), Scarabaeidae (3), Anthicidae (2), Carabidae (2), Tenebrionidae (2) and Leiodidae (1), totalling 1,418 specimens.
Se registraron 34 familias de Coleoptera, de las cuales, Histeridae, Silphidae y Scarabaeidae estuvieron representadas por 2.533 ejemplares, pertenecientes a 22 generos y 33 especies.
Likewise, the concentration of decomposing material near the forest floor may explain why some saproxylic and scavenging groups (e.g., Scolytinae, Silvanidae, Eucnemidae, Staphylinidae, Leiodidae, Silphidae, etc.) were captured in higher numbers near the ground than in the canopy (Tables 4, 5).
Distribucion y abundancia de Scarabaeidae y Silphidae (Insecta: Coleoptera) en un transecto altitudinal en el Estado de Veracruz.
(2013) encontraron que el tipo de vegetacion es un factor importante en la diversidad de coleopteros necrofilos (Silphidae, Scarabaeidae, Trogidae y Staphylinidae), y se observo una asociacion importante con el matorral y el mezquital ribereno.
Durante seis meses se coleccionaron 3.497 individuos de insectos, donde las familias mas abundantes correspondieron a Muscidae, Fannidae, Calliphoridae y Silphidae. Los generos mas abundantes correspondieron a Chloroprocta (Diptera: Calliphoridae), Fannia (Diptera: Fannidae), Muscina (Diptera: Muscidae), Coproica (Diptera: Sphaeroceridae), y Onthophagus (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae), y las especies Calliphora vicina (Robineau-Desvoidy) (Diptera: Calliphoridae), Cochliomyia macellaria (Fabricius) (Diptera: Calliphoridae), Lucilia sericata (Meigen) (Diptera: Calliphoridae) y Oxelytrum discicolle (Brulle) (Coleoptera: Silphidae).
Beetles (Scarabaeidae, Trogidae and Silphidae) associated to a piglet carcass Sus scrofa (Linnaeus, 1758) from Los Colomos forest, Guadalajara, Jalisco.
2005 Carrion Beetles (Coleoptera: Silphidae) of the Konza Prairie Biological Station.
La relacion biogeografica entre estas provincias mexicanas y con el resto de la region Neotropical ha sido sustentada por varios taxones de coleopteros (Cerambycidae, Curculionidae, Melolonthidae, Scarabaeidae, Silphidae y Staphylinidae) (Cuadro 2).
Evaluacion de la diversidad alfa, beta y gamma de Scarabaeoidea y Silphidae (Insecta: Coleoptera) en la region Cofre de Perote, Veracruz, Mexico.
Macro-coleopteros necrophilos de San Jose de Los Laureles, Morelos, Mexico (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae y Silphidae).