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Northern Carrion Beetle

Thanatophilus lapponicus


Black beetle with a rounded pronotum and elytra. The elytra has a raised surface consisting of ridges and bumps. Typically this species has yellow hairs on the pronoun but this one is bare (denuded). The second image shows the it next to a blow fly for size comparison.


It was on a dead rabbit carcass.


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California, USA

Lat: 33.00, Long: -116.91

Spotted on May 12, 2017
Submitted on Jun 4, 2017

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