An inventory of saprophagous
Calyptratae (Insecta: Diptera) in urban green spaces of Buenos Aires City.
Meningo-encephalomyelitis due to the saprophagous
nematode, Micronema deletrix.
families were not as abundant or diverse as in many other habitats, and this may be due to the nature of my sites.
Yeasts growing on overripe fruit provide nutrients for adults and larvae of saprophagous
Drosophila species (Mercot et al.
Diplura, Symphyla, and Thysanura (all saprophagous
), Gastropoda (saprophagous/herbivorous), Trichoptera (larvae and adults, both of them saprophagous/predators), Pseudoscorpionida (predators), and Diptera (herbivorous) were not found only in PA (Table 2).
The life history of some species of the genus Dohrniphora have been described by Brown (2010), most of them with saprophagous
habits, though there are also known species where the larvae are scavengers, fungivorous, predators, kleptoparasites, and parasitoids.
Adult beetles are mostly saprophagous
feeding on different kinds of decaying organic matter whereas larvae are absolutely predaceous preying on various invertebrates (Fikacek et al.
hirsuta are saprophagous
, rather than predatory, and pointed out a number of larval characteristics indicative of saprophagy/coprophagy.
The trophic level of each species (phytophagous, zoophagous and saprophagous
) was confirmed from recent available literature.
Flesh flies (Diptera: Sarcophagidae) are typically saprophagous
and frequently found associated to ephemeral resources, like carrion and faeces (Ives 1991, Mendes and Linhares 1993).
Adult scarabaeoid beetles are typically either phytophagous or saprophagous
. The scarabaeiform, or grub-like, larvae of some taxa feed on plant roots, and both adult and immature stages of others feed on the dung of mammals.
organisms feed on the dead organs of plants, on animal corpses (necrophages), or on excrement (coprophages).