coprophagous


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cop·roph·a·gous

 (kŏ-prŏf′ə-gəs)
adj.
Feeding on excrement: coprophagous beetles.

cop·roph′a·gy (-ə-jē) n.
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coprophagous

(kɒˈprɒfəɡəs)
adj
(Zoology) (esp of certain beetles) feeding on dung
copˈrophagy n
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cop•roph•a•gous

(kəˈprɒf ə gəs)

adj.
feeding on dung, as certain beetles.
[1820–30]
cop•ro•pha•gi•a (ˌkɒp rəˈfeɪ dʒi ə, -dʒə) n.
cop•roph′a•gist (-dʒɪst) n.
cop•roph′a•gy, n.
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"Maras are coprophagous, which means they ingest their own dung to maximise the nutrients they absorb.
Some studies involving field experiments using pitfall traps have documented that, within the same coprophagous insect community, IVM excreted in feces can have an attraction effect on some taxa and a repellant effect on others (Lumaret et al., 1993; Holter, Sommer, & Gronvold, 1993a; Floate, 1998a; Sutton, Bennett, & Bateman, 2014).
Their larval stages are coprophagous and saprophagous, and during these stages, they feed on a gelatinous film of decaying organic matter and vertebrate faeces (4-7).
Spirocercosis caused by a spirurid nematode Spirocerca lupi is primarly a disease of dogs, although other carnivores may also be affected by ingestion of intermediate hosts (coprophagous beetles) or paratenic hosts (garden lizards, frogs, mice, rabbits and birds) with worldwide distribution especially in tropical and sub-tropical countries (Michal Mazaki-Tovi et al., 2002).
Moreover, they reported that there was a positive relationship between survival of coprophagous beetles and moisture level of dung, which was decreased by heating experimentally.
Ixodes ricinus (Ixodidae), an occasional phoront on necrophagous and coprophagous beetles in Europe.
DESCRIPTION OF THE MALE OF THE COPROPHAGOUS MOTH FLY PSYCHODA SERRAOROBONENSIS BRAVO, CORDEIRO & CHAGAS, 2006 (DIPTERA, PSYCHODIDAE)
Muscidae possess diverse feeding habits, although most of the species are coprophagous or saprophagous.
Most larvae of genus Musca live in dung and are coprophagous, but a few live in a much wider range of substrates.
However, less is known about smaller beetles, especially about coprophagous scarabaeids or zoophagous small carabids in the hoopoe diet.
Coyote scats were removed more frequently than bobcat scats in two studies and these differences may reflect differences in dietary content and nutritional value to coprophagous species (Sanchez et al.