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American carrion beetle

Necrophila americana


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)


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


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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