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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the editor of The Schomburg Library of Nineteenth Century Black Women Writers, Spiritual Narratives (1988), Jarena Lee, Julia Foote, Silpha Elaw, and Sojourner Truth have become familiar as women preachers during the antebellum era.
The specimens are representatives of two suborders (Adephaga and Polyphaga), four families (Carabidae, Scarabaeoidea, Staphylinidae, and Silphidae), including six genera and six species: three Harpalus herbivagus (Say, 1823) specimens, two Temnoplectron involucre (Matthews, 1974) specimens, seven Aleochara pacifica (Casey, 1893) specimens, seven Silpha carinata (Herbst, 1783) specimens, two Calosilpha bicolor (Fairmaire, 1899) specimens, and three Creophilus maxillosus (Linnaeus, 1758) specimens.
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.