Definition of carrion beetle in English:

carrion beetle

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  • A beetle that feeds on decaying animal and plant matter.
    • Family Silphidae: many species, including the burying beetles
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    • 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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