necrophagous


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necrophagous

[ne′kräf·ə·gəs]
(zoology)
Feeding on dead bodies.
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In the present study 123 necrophagous flies (Chrysomya albiceps (Wiedmann, 1819), Chrysomyaputoria (Wiedmann, 1830), Chrysomya megacephala (Fabricius, 1794), Ophyra aenescens (Wiedman, 1830), Ophyra chalcogaster (Wiedmann, 1824) and Peckia chrysostoma (Wiedmann, 1830), were collected, of which only six from 31 specimens of C.
Two way analysis of variance (ANOVA)/ Kruskal-Wallis tests, and associated multiple comparisons tests, Tuckey and Dunn were used for testing: a) possible differences of nesting guild selection (tunnelers, dweller, rollers) and feeding guild selection (coprophagous, necrophagous, saprophages and generalist) within the different habitats; b) possible differences in richness and abundance of Scarabaeinae by bait, and c) differences in abundance and richness of the Scarabaeinae by baits within the habitats studied.
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.
The therapeutic use of necrophagous blowfly larvae in treating hard-to-heal chronic wounds (known as larval therapy, biotherapy, maggot debridement biotherapy, or bio-surgery) dates back to the beginning of some ancient cultures [12].
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" (3.1.135).
May be, also, the delicate larvae bodies were easily destroyed by necrophagous than those of adults.
necrophagous goblins [pisac] who have spread their terrible poison
The Commission agreed to allow certain Category 1 risk material, such as dead ruminants, to continue to be used to feed necrophagous birds, such as vultures.
First there's what you might call the necrometer, which starts ticking at the instant of death and takes us through the discovery of the bodies by police dogs six days later; it charts decay and the necrophagous activity of beetles, birds, crabs, and rodents; and it monitors, also, the half-hearted search conducted by Syl, the dead couple's disaffected daughter.