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Black Beetle with White Shield

Black Beetle with White Shield
Middle Canyon, Tooele County, Utah, USA
September 11, 2017

Moved from Beetles.

It appears to be a Carrion Beetle, Family Silphidae.

I believe it is a Northern Carrion Beetle, Thanatophilus lapponicus, but would prefer confirmation.

If possible, always try for a dorsal shot of beetles, it makes the ID much easier.


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