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Roundneck Sexton Beetle - Nicrophorus orbicollis

Roundneck Sexton Beetle - Nicrophorus orbicollis
100 Acre Wood, Winneshiek County, Iowa, USA
July 24, 2013
black light on the porch
it ran away

Moved
Moved from Sexton Beetles.

Moved
Moved from Sexton Beetles.

Moved

how was the species-level ID confirmed?
especially with the view of pronotum obliterated by mites.

 
most likely
N. orbicollis

 
good to know
I wasn't doubting the ID, just curious how the species-level ID was made.

 
Pretty easy one
with that elytral marking, more important view than the pronotum would be of the epipleuron, but overall look I think the initial ID was fine..This guy shows up by the hundreds around these parts, gotten used to seeing it a lot!

 
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oops

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