Sex-biased captures of sarco saprophagous
Diptera in carrion-baited traps.
nematode inhabiting a nasal tumor of a horse.
In the combined data from both years, the most abundant family by far was the predacious Chamaemyiidae or aphid flies (46% of all specimens collected), followed by the phytophagous and saprophagous
Chloropidae or grass flies (26% of total specimens).
Drosophilid species are saprophagous
and their basic ecological niche consists of decaying plant materials and fungi (David et al.
Decaying fruits contain carbohydrates that are decomposed into short carbon chain alcohols, such as methyl alcohol, ethanol, propyl alcohol and butanol, which can attract the saprophagous
Drosophila species to lay eggs.
Their larval stages are coprophagous and saprophagous
, and during these stages, they feed on a gelatinous film of decaying organic matter and vertebrate faeces (4-7).
Thus, some of them were categorized in: predators, saprophagous
, and herbivorous (Table 2).
The role of terrestrial saprophagous
arthropods in forest soils: current status of concepts.
This is the case of Diptera saprophagous
, coprophagous et necrophagous.
Most of the genera reported in this study include saprophagous
species (Table 1).