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American Carrion Beetle

Necrophila americana


A black and yellow beetle that was seen with two others on the elegant stinkhorn I posted earlier. It was less than an inch long and couldn't fly, just crawling around the rotting leaves. It had a little black square in the middle of its yellow markings.




Apparently, it lays its eggs on the inside of dead, rotting animals and in fungi. Creepy.

1 species ID suggestions

1 Comment

GaronLizana 3 years ago

keith, thanks a bunch for the ID. I'll update it as soon as my computer starts cooperating

Maryland, USA

Lat: 39.48, Long: -76.55

Spotted on Sep 10, 2011
Submitted on Sep 10, 2011

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