Definición de burying beetle en inglés:

burying beetle

Silabificación: bur·y·ing bee·tle

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
    Más ejemplos en oraciones
    • 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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