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Black Beetle with orange spots  - Nicrophorus orbicollis

Black Beetle with orange spots - Nicrophorus orbicollis
East Hampton, NY, Suffolk County, New York, USA
June 20, 2009
Size: approx 2 cm
found somewhat drowned in swimming pool skimmer.

Looks like a Scaphidium quadriguttatum to me. Is that correct?

Nicrophorus orbicollis
the commonest one

N. orbicolis
Thanks for the species! Even after learning it's Nicrophorus, I still couldn't find it.

I appreciate the help.

Black Beetle with orange spots
Oh excellent! Thanks so much for the correct id!

This is a beetle in the family Silphidae, genus Nicrophorus

Scaphidium quadriguttaum is a Staphylinid, wrong family.

(You can tell I'm a novice at
(You can tell I'm a novice at this even my comment got in the wrong place.)

Haha thats ok
I've posted plenty of comments and I still screw things up quite often :)

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