Creophilus maxillosus

This species is predacious in both the larvae and adult stages of life. The larvae and adults have long, curved mandibles which are used for chewing on carcasses (from hours after death to the advanced stages of decomposition), as well as on maggots present on a body. Recently their developmental timing has also been calculated experimentally, making this species also significant forensically.

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Common NamesMaggot tiger, Hairy Rove Beetle


Specimens sold in alcohol are sent in clear, archival-quality glass vials with poly-seal caps to prevent evaporation. They are sent with alcohol-proof, typed specimen data labels.

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