Coprophagy is the means by which symbiotic bacteria essential for development of triatomines are transferred from adults to newly hatched nymphs (Beard et al.
Coprophagia or coprophagy is the consumption of feces. The word is derived from the Greek κόπρος copros, "feces" and φαγεῖν phagein, "to eat". Coprophagy.
To estimate the contribution of coprophagy to protein intake, we observed the behavior, particularly that associated with coprophagy, in adult and young captive.