Sex-biased captures of sarco saprophagous
Diptera in carrion-baited traps.
nematode inhabiting a nasal tumor of a horse.
families were not as abundant or diverse as in many other habitats, and this may be due to the nature of my sites.
This is the case of Diptera saprophagous
, coprophagous et necrophagous.
scalaris, for example, can be herbivorous, saprophagous
, necrophagous, parasitic, or predatory (Disney 1983) which, along with a reduced lifespan and high fecundity, explains its abundance in all environments.
Adult beetles are mostly saprophagous
feeding on different kinds of decaying organic matter whereas larvae are absolutely predaceous preying on various invertebrates (Fikacek et al.
Larvae and adults of Nitidulidae are generally saprophagous
or xylophagous, feeding on decaying or dead wood.
hirsuta are saprophagous
, rather than predatory, and pointed out a number of larval characteristics indicative of saprophagy/coprophagy.
Flesh flies (Diptera: Sarcophagidae) are typically saprophagous
and frequently found associated to ephemeral resources, like carrion and faeces (Ives 1991, Mendes and Linhares 1993).
Adults are primarily fungivores or are saprophagous
and larvae feed on dead and decaying plant matter ranging from wood to humus.
organisms feed on the dead organs of plants, on animal corpses (necrophages), or on excrement (coprophages).
The roles of terrestrial saprophagous
arthropods in forest soils: current status of the concepts.