necrophagous


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necrophagous

[ne′kräf·ə·gəs]
(zoology)
Feeding on dead bodies.
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Considering the feeding guild, coprophagous comprised 42 % of the collected specimens, 32 % were considered generalists, and only 15 % were determined as necrophagous (Appendix).
Bloated (2 days): the principal component of decomposition process, begins during this stage, we have registered a large number of Necrophagous Diptera at 4550 individual.
From the behavior observations, it could be detected an inhibition of other necrophagous insects by the ants, which corroborates the results of Sales et al.
On the other hand, a higher richness was observed compared to studies in a temperate environment in Chile (r = 6 in Figueroa-Roa and Linhares 2004), probably because this work was focused only in necrophagous fauna.
After Tamora's violent "reformation" of the sanctity of the tomb, Titus responds with a macabre, necrophagous reconceptualization of the gravesite--his response, as he says, is to "plot some device of further misery" (3.
148 The trophic pyramid in the Andean paramo exemplifies the simplicity of the food webs in mountainous regions, with only a relatively low number of species; three necrophagous birds, only one large natural predator, the puma (Felis concolor)--dogs were introduced by human beings--and a larger number of small predators and plant eaters.
These false eagles 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 of the landscape of these countries, which will be recognized by every one who has wandered over them.
This inferno, however, so admired by the army as a living and necrophagous sculpture, has isolated one thousand five hundred persons with their cattle.
For weeks at a stretch, Australian entomologist Beryl Morris kept track of the comings and goings of necrophagous, or carcass-eating, insects on killed pigs and sheep left outdoors in a fenced enclosure.
Parasitodiplogaster citrinema is an internal necrophagous species of the pollinating fig wasp Pegoscapus tonduzi.
Difficulties in identifying necrophagous flies due to the lack of taxonomic experts and the lack of keys lead to presence barriers in relation to development forensic studies in the country.