carrion beetle

noun

Definition of carrion beetle

: any of numerous beetles of the genera Necrophorus and Silpha (family Silphidae) that feed chiefly on dead animals though a few (as S. bituberosa) attack economic plants — see spinach carrion beetle

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“Carrion beetle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/carrion%20beetle. Accessed 18 Oct. 2021.

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