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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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Two way analysis of variance (ANOVA)/ Kruskal-Wallis tests, and associated multiple comparisons tests, Tuckey and Dunn were used for testing: a) possible differences of nesting guild selection (tunnelers, dweller, rollers) and feeding guild selection (coprophagous, necrophagous, saprophages and generalist) within the different habitats; b) possible differences in richness and abundance of Scarabaeinae by bait, and c) differences in abundance and richness of the Scarabaeinae by baits within the habitats studied.
& NEALIS, V.G., 1975.- Effects of clearing in a Tropical Rain Forest on the composition of the Coprophagous Scarab Beetle Fauna (Coleoptera).
This tendency of adult coprophagous muscids to avoid environments with sun exposure could be related to a decrease in the drying time of the substrate, and resource utilization by the larvae as a substrate for breeding (Blackith and Blackith 1993).
First report of four coprophagous beetle species (Coleoptera: Scarabaeinae) in El Salvador
Large phytophagous species of mammals are providing the bulk of resources for coprophagous dung beetles.
Importance of dung incorporation activity by three species of coprophagous beetle (Coleopteta: Scarabaeidae: Scarabaeinae) macrofauna in pastureland on "La Michilia" Biosphere Reserve in Durango, Mexico.
Coprophagous beteles in uruguayan prairies: abundance, diversity and seasonal ocurrence.
The coprophagous beetle fauna is highly diverse in Mexican cattle pasturelands (Halffter et al.
Abstract: In a tropical dry forest landscape, in the inlet of Bahia Concha, Santa Marta, Colombia, we evaluated the spatio-temporal variation in the assemblage of coprophagous coleopterans associated with three zones with different degrees of anthropogenic disturbance.
Why and where coprophagous beetles (Coleoptera: Scarabaeinae) eat seeds, fruits or vegetable detritus.
Feeding segregation: Most of the collected species were coprophagous, with a lower percentage of necrophagous and generalist species (Fig.
Daily and seasonal activities oia guild of the coprophagous, burrowing beetle (Coleoptera Scarabaeidae Scarabaeinae) in tropical grassland.
However, direct observations of scats (N= 25 h) and pitfalls revealed the action of these small-bodied coprophagous coleopterans.
It is a generalist species, ingesting sand particles of several sizes, and can also be predacious and/or coprophagous (Dauer 1983).
Daily and seasonal activities of a guild of the coprophagous, burrowing beetle (Coleoptera, Scarabaeidae, Scarabaeinae) in tropical grassland.