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Synonyms for necrophagy

feeding on corpses or carrion


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Report of necrophagy in the black widow spider, Latrodectus hesperus (Araneae: Theridiidae).
September 11, 1973," the sole screening of Michael Asher's film no title, 1973/2005), personally, I find Orchard creepy: This "scene" reminds me unpleasantly of the original black-and-white Night of the Living Dead, suffused with necrophilia and necrophagy.
More properly called necrophagy, cannibalism is one of the rarest manifestations of necrophilia - "love of the dead".
Necrophagy in grasshoppers: Taeniopoda eques feeds on mammal carrion.
Alternatively, due to the large number of individuals in subterranean termite colonies, it may be more beneficial for the colony to invest a minimal amount of resources for individual survivorship, and instead isolate the infected termites by necrophagy or burial (Myles 2002; Chouvenc & Su 2010).