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coprophagous grin

A smug, self-satisfied, or overly pleased smile, especially one that (intentionally or unintentionally) irritates others. A humorous literalization of the phrase "shit-eating grin" (where coprophagia, or coprophagy, means the ingestion of feces). She's been walking around with that coprophagous grin on her face ever since she found out she got into Harvard.
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In this group we recognize almost exclusively coprophagous muscids associated with shaded places, with their abundance peak at intermediate seasons (although some necrophagous species are also present).
Several studies have demonstrated the ecotoxicity effect of ivermectin on coprophagous fauna (Wardhaugh & Rodriguez-Menendez 1988, Wardhaugh et al.
Ivermectin has been utilized by the cattle farmers of Veracruz for more than 20 years (Martinez & Cruz 2009) without any regulation on its consumption and application; therefore, the prognostication of ecotoxicological effects on coprophagous fauna is of serious concern.
Assemblage of Coprophagous Beetles (Scarabaeidae: Scarabaeinae) of Tropical Dry Forest in Bahia Concha, Santa Marta (Colombia)
Seasonal variation in the dung of African grazing mammals and consequences for coprophagous insects.
This is further complicated by beetles' evolution towards coprophagous feeding.
They also state that, with the exception of trophic specializations, it occurs in the absence of dung as many supposedly saprophagous species end up being coprophagous when dung is available.
However, direct observations of scats (N= 25 h) and pitfalls revealed the action of these small-bodied coprophagous coleopterans.
saphirinus, since one is nocturnal and coprophagous and the other, diurnal and generalist (coprophagous-necrophagous).
Attraction of coprophagous beetles to feces of various animals.
Food preferences of coprophagous beetles with special reference to Phanaeus spp.
Daily and seasonal activities oia guild of the coprophagous, burrowing beetle (Coleoptera Scarabaeidae Scarabaeinae) in tropical grassland.
It is a generalist species, ingesting sand particles of several sizes, and can also be predacious and/or coprophagous (Dauer 1983).