necrophagous


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necrophagous

[ne′kräf·ə·gəs]
(zoology)
Feeding on dead bodies.
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It is known that necrophagous Diptera species can feed on a variety of resources that include decomposing plant material, pollen and nectar, and even other insects (Savage 2002).
Moretti & Godoy (2013), using a similar trap in southern Brazil, reported a marked preference of necrophagous insects for chicken baits when compared with pork.
Notes on necrophagous flies (Diptera: Calyptratae) associated to fish carrion in Colombian Amazon.
Determination of drugs levels and effect of diazepam on the growth of necrophagous flies of forensic importance in southeastern Brazil.
Spatio-temporal dynamics and preference for type of bait in necrophagous insects, particularly native and introduced blow flies (Diptera: Calliphoridae).
Dipterans associated with a decomposing animal carcass in a rainforest fragment in Brazil: notes on the early arrival and colonization by necrophagous species.
Indices of Shannon-Wiener's diversity (H') and Pielou's Equity (J) of 4 types of environment in northeastern Brazil, regarding necrophagous Diptera species.