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ne·croph·a·gous

 (nə-krŏf′ə-gəs, nĕ-)
adj.
Feeding on carrion or corpses: necrophagous organisms.
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necrophagous

(nəˈkrɒfəɡəs)
adj
(Zoology) (of an animal, bird, etc) feeding on carrion
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These false eagles most rarely kill any living bird or animal; and their vulture-like, necrophagous habits are very evident to any one who has fallen asleep on the desolate plains of Patagonia, for when he wakes, he will see, on each surrounding hillock, one of these birds patiently watching him with an evil eye: it is a feature in the landscape of these countries, which will be recognised by every one who has wandered over them.
rufifacies are entirely necrophagous, but under crowded or starving conditions the second and third instars may prey on larvae of other resident carnivorous flies found in myiasis situations.
Isolation of Treponema DNA from necrophagous flies in a natural ecosystem.
Ixodes ricinus (Ixodidae), an occasional phoront on necrophagous and coprophagous beetles in Europe.
First record of phoretic and parasite mites (Arachnida: Acari) associated with necrophagous flies in Brazil
The use of trophic guilds/ functional guilds (necrophagous, saprophagous, coprophagous, tunnelers, dwellers and rollers) may also reveal interesting differences in the structure and functioning of ecosystems and landscape (Paoletti, 1999).
Its main application is in the determination of the minimum time since death in cases of suspicious death, either by estimating the age of the oldest necrophagous insects that developed on the corpse, or by analysing the insect species composition on the corpse [10].
Ham et al., "Molecular identification of necrophagous muscidae and sarcophagidae fly species collected in Korea by mitochondrial cytochrome C oxidase subunit I nucleotide sequences," The Scientific World Journal, vol.