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burying beetle

División en sílabas: bur·y·ing bee·tle

Definición de burying beetle en inglés:

sustantivo

A black beetle that typically has broad orange bands on its wing cases. It buries small animal carcasses to provide a food store for its larvae. Also called sexton beetle.
  • Nicrophorus and other genera, family Silphidae
Example sentences
  • Dental floss was tied to a stake at one end and to the hind leg of the carcass at the other to facilitate locating the carcass after displacement by burying beetles.
  • Each of the black pots contains a rotting quail carcass covered in soil and swarming with the larvae of American burying beetles.
  • There are isolated examples in nature: the American burying beetle watches its larvae, and male fish do the majority of egg guarding and cleaning.

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