Silpha


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Silpha

genus of the family of Silphidae of carrion beetles which infest pigeon droppings. Their larval maggots may invade the skin of live squabs.
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Silpha inaequalis was captured most often during the winter and Onthophagus hecate was captured most often during the summer.
The most commonly collected species at Dike and Euclid was the staphylinid Aleochara bimaculata, while at Luce Creek, it was the silphid Silpha noveboracensis.
The most commonly collected species at Dike and Euclid was the staphylinid Aleochara bimaculata Gravenhorst, while at Luce Creek it was the Silphid Silpha noveboracensis (Forster).