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United States poet (1928-1974)


an officer of the church who is in charge of sacred objects

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Creighton, "Population density, body size, and phenotypic plasticity of brood size in a burying beetle," Behavioral Ecology, vol.
Competition with flies promotes communal breeding in the burying beetle, Nicrophorus tomentosus.
Caption: Mood killer while tending larvae, a mother burying beetle produces increased amounts of methyl geranate (red line), which reduces a father's urge to mate.
Carrion is what the American Burying Beetle uses to feed and multiply.
This type of mitigation solution was one of the first of its kind to address the American burying beetle.
Population estimate of the endangered American burying beetle, Nicrophorus americanus Olivier (Coleoptera: Silphidae) in South Dakota.
The burying beetle was created for a purpose and it acts according to and is true to that purpose.
The report also concluded; "there would be no significant impact to most resources along the proposed pipeline corridor," though it conceded some American Indian culture resources and the endangered American burying beetle could be affected.
With the help of dedicated teacher Anne Sweeney and scientist Deborah Harvey, the Year 4 pupils took on a long-term study of stag beetles by creating a series of log piles and burying beetle buckets.
Decorating the boxes is artwork depicting threatened wildlife and slogans such as "Wrap with care, save the polar bear" or "Cover your tweedle, save the burying beetle."
The American burying beetle (Nicrophorus americanus) is a large, vividly marked insect named for its practice of burying its food--carrion--for later consumption.
In 2005 she published her debut novel, The Burying Beetle, in which she introduced the character of Gussie.
Weyerhaeuser takes special measures to protect rare, threatened or endangered species such as the Red Hills salamander in Alabama, the gopher tortoise in Louisiana and Mississippi, the American burying beetle in Arkansas and Oklahoma, and the northern spotted owl in Oregon and Washington.
The technical quality of the portraiture is so fine, the composition so pleasing, that we gladly contemplate for a few moments creatures as strange as the Furbish lousewort (yes, at last we have a look at the plant with the fabled name) and the American burying beetle.