rove beetle

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active beetle typically having predatory or scavenging habits

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Creophilus maxillosus is a scavenger and can be found on carcasses, and it is also the predator of carrion maggots (17-19).
Development of the forensically important beetle Creophilus maxillosus (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae) at constant temperatures.
Instar determination in forensically useful beetles Necrodes littoralis (Silphidae) and Creophilus maxillosus (Staphylinidae).
Creophilus maxillosus (hairy rove beetle)--Rove beetles visit the cowpat to eat maggots.
The specimens are representatives of two suborders (Adephaga and Polyphaga), four families (Carabidae, Scarabaeoidea, Staphylinidae, and Silphidae), including six genera and six species: three Harpalus herbivagus (Say, 1823) specimens, two Temnoplectron involucre (Matthews, 1974) specimens, seven Aleochara pacifica (Casey, 1893) specimens, seven Silpha carinata (Herbst, 1783) specimens, two Calosilpha bicolor (Fairmaire, 1899) specimens, and three Creophilus maxillosus (Linnaeus, 1758) specimens.
4 1 05-12 Belonuchus formosus (Gravenhorst) 1 06-03 Bisnius blandus (Gravenhorst) 1 05-19 Carphacis intrusus (Horn) 2 05-05 to 06-23 Creophilus maxillosus (L.) 2 04-14 Erichsonius brachycephalus Frank 1 not recorded Erichsonius cinerascens (Gravenhorst) 1 09-29 Gabrius sp.