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carrion beetle Syllabification: car·ri·on bee·tle
Pronunciation: /ˈkerēən ˈbēdl/

Definition of carrion beetle in English:


A beetle that feeds on decaying animal and plant matter and insect larvae.
Example sentences
  • Reintroduction of this carrion beetle continues on Nantucket Island, off the coast of Massachusetts.
  • The reason for the terrible smell is that it attracts pollinators like carrion beetles and sweat bees - insects specialized for decaying or sweating bodies.
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