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Northern Carrion Beetle

Thanatophilus lapponicus

Description:

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.

Habitat:

It was on a dead rabbit carcass.

Notes:

http://bugguide.net/node/view/37876

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California, USA

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

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