carrion beetles

carrion beetles
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  • carrion beetle — any of the beetles of the family Silphidae that feed on and deposit their eggs in carrion. [1810 20] * * * ▪ insect       any of a group of beetles (insect order Coleoptera), most of which feed on the bodies of dead and decaying animals, thus… …   Universalium

  • Carrion (disambiguation) — Carrion may refer to:* Carrion, a carcass * Carrion beetle, a family of carnivirous beetles * Carrion/Apologies to Insect Life, a song by the band British Sea Power * Carrion Crow, a species of bird * Carrion (comics), a villain in Spider Man… …   Wikipedia

  • Carrion — For other uses, see Carrion (disambiguation). A Wedge tailed Eagle feasting on carrion (Kangaroo) in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. Carrion (from the Latin caro , meaning meat ) refers to the carcass of a dead animal. Carrion is an… …   Wikipedia

  • carrion beetle — Necrophore Nec ro*phore, n. [Gr. nekro s a dead body + fe rein to bear.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of numerous species of beetles of the genus {Necrophorus} and allied genera; called also {burying beetle}, {carrion beetle}, {sexton beetle}. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • carrion beetle — noun : any of numerous beetles of the genera Necrophorus and Silpha (family Silphidae) that feed chiefly on dead animals though a few (as S. bituberosa) attack economic plants see spinach carrion beetle …   Useful english dictionary

  • American carrion beetle — Not to be confused with the endangered American burying beetle (Nicrophorus americanus) in the same family. American Carrion Beetle Scientific classification Kingdom …   Wikipedia

  • American Carrion Beetle — Taxobox name = Necrophilia americana status = status system = image width = 200px regnum = Animalia phylum = Arthropoda classis = Insecta ordo = Coleoptera familia = Silphidae subfamilia = tribus = genus = Necrophilia species = N. americana… …   Wikipedia

  • Clodoveo Carrión Mora — Dr. Clodoveo Carrión, 1925. Clodoveo Carrión Mora (1883–1957) was a paleontologist and naturalist who is regarded as the most prolific and erudite natural scientist of Ecuador of the 20th century. Contents 1 Early …   Wikipedia

  • Beetle — Beetles redirects here. For the band, see The Beatles. For the car, see Volkswagen Beetle. This article is about the insect. For other uses, see Beetle (disambiguation). Beetle Temporal range: 318–0 Ma …   Wikipedia

  • coleopteran — /koh lee op teuhr euhn, kol ee /, adj. 1. belonging or pertaining to the order Coleoptera. n. 2. a beetle. [1840 50; COLEOPTER(A) + AN] * * * ▪ insect Introduction   any member of the insect order Coleoptera, consisting of the beetles and weevils …   Universalium

  • Forensic entomology — is the application and study of insect and other arthropod biology to criminal matters. Forensic entomology is primarily associated with death investigations however it may also be used to detect drugs and poisons, determine the location of an… …   Wikipedia

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