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Burying Beetle

Nicrophorus orbicollis

Description:

It is immediately recognized by the colorful orange markings on it's fore-wing. It's most distinctive feature from other Silphidae is it's clubbed antennae with three orange apical segments and a black base

Habitat:

It can be found from southeastern Canada to the southern tip of Florida and to East Texas; it has also been discovered as far west as Nebraska and as far north as North Dakota. It's preferred habitat is in open and forested habitats.

1 Species ID Suggestions

dssikes
dssikes 11 years ago
(Not N. vespilloides). Anderson & Peck 1985.
Nicrophorus orbicollis (Not N. vespilloides). Anderson & Peck 1985.


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1 Comment

Latimeria
Latimeria 11 years ago

Great spotting! The burying beetles are so interesting.

e s c
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e s c

North Carolina, USA

Spotted on Aug 11, 2010
Submitted on Dec 17, 2011

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