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American carrion beetle

Necrophila americana

Description:

Adults are 12 to 22 mm long. The pronotum is primarily a pale yellow with a black spot in the center. In the southern portion of the range, the elytra are entirely black while in the northern portion they have a yellow rear tip. The elytra are shorter than the body of the beetle, leaving the tail end slightly exposed. The larvae are black and appear armored. (information from Wikipedia)

Habitat:

Near water, on a dead Plecostomus that was up on the bank.

Notes:

Found at Blue Cypress Conservation Area

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Vero Beach, Florida, USA

Lat: 27.64, Long: -80.40

Spotted on Feb 27, 2015
Submitted on May 2, 2015

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