Carrion-beetle

carrion beetle

noun
any of the beetles of the family Silphidae that feed on and deposit their eggs in carrion.

Origin:
1810–20

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carrion beetle
 
n
See also burying beetle any beetle of the family Silphidae that track carrion by a keen sense of smell

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