[ adjective ] searching for and salvaging anything useful from discarded material
Used in print(B. J. D. Meeuse, The Story of Pollination....)
The nest itself , the structure that in some cases housed about 2000 individuals when the season was at its peak , is now rapidly destroyed by the scavenging larvae of certain beetles and moths .
[ adjective ] searching for and feeding on decaying matter
"scavenging hyenas and vultures"