coprophage


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coprophage

an animal such as the rabbit that feeds on its own faeces, or one such as the dung beetle that feeds on those of other animals.
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Data analysis: Scarabaeinae community structure was analyzed using the criteria of Halffter and Favila (1993) and Favila and Halffter (1997): segregation by feeding habits (strict coprophages, strict necrophages and generalists); food relocation (percentage of burrowers and rollers); spatial segregation (percentage of umbrophiles and heliophiles); temporal segregation (percentage diurnal and nocturnal); and size segregation (small -- 3 to 8 mm, medium -- 9 to 14 mm, large -- 15+mm).
(1998) Anatomie morpho-fonctionnelle de l'appareil genital male des Coleopteres Scarabaeoidea coprophages: donnees comparatives.
The highest proportion of species is grouped within predators (58%), followed by pollinators (20.3%), herbivores (16.5%), coprophages (3.6%) and parasitoids (1.6%).