Necrophage

Necrophage

 

(1) A phagocyte that absorbs the remains of continually atrophying and self-regenerating tissues in the body.

(2) Any carrion-eating animal. Among insects, a number of species of beetles and flies are necrophages; among birds, some vultures and the storks of the genus Leptoptilus; and among mammals, hyenas, aardwolves, and the golden jackal.

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References: Carnivore (C), Carnivore-Insectivore (CI), Frugivore-Insectivore (FI), Granivore (G), Granivore-Frugivore (GF), Granivore-Insectivore (GI), Insectivore (I), Necrophage (Ne), Nectarivore (N) and Omnivore (O).
Species of necrophage insect families come to live in human and animal wounds and otherbody's areas and cause myiasis.
Depending on the environmental conditions, this animal may be a predator of small invertebrates, necrophage, or detritophage.
flavicincta, despite having carnivorous larval habits, is similar to necrophage and pollen feeding bees (Serrao & Cruz-Landim 1995).
Delving into a terrorist plot to drop a necrophage bomb on the people, she has to deal with the threat and still deal with the pressures of teenagerdom.
Depending on the environmental conditions this animal could be predator of small invertebrates, necrophage or detritophage.
lobipes would be classified here as a generalist feeder when in fact it is known to be a strict necrophage (Halffter 2003).
[4] Berrouane, F.Z., 2013.Quelques aspects sur la biosystematique des Dipteres zoophiles et necrophages en zone suburbaine (El-Harrach).
The differences in Se concentrations within insect trophic groups shown in Figure 2 demonstrate significantly higher Se concentrations for predatory insects than those for herbivores and necrophages (H = 10,17; P = 0,0062; n = 46; Kruskal-Wallis ANOVA) (the mean Se concentration value for predators is 470 [micro]g [kg.sup.-1] wet weight; n = 28).
Although it possibly feeds on material in the stomach, it might use decaying resources other than carrion too (Frolov & Scholtz 2005), and therefore belongs either to the guild of obligate necrophages or opportunistic saprophages (Villet 2011).