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Photo#84363
carrion burying beetle with mites? - Nicrophorus orbicollis

carrion burying beetle with mites? - Nicrophorus orbicollis
Chalco Hills Recreation Area, Sarpy County, Nebraska, USA
October 22, 2006
Size: 2 - 3 cm

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carrion burying beetle with mites? - Poecilochirus carrion burying beetle with mites? - Nicrophorus orbicollis

Moved
Moved from Sexton Beetles.

Nicrophorus orbicollis
It is probably Nicrophorus orbicollis judging on the fact that the epipleura look entirly black ; but it isn't the best angle for be sure.

 
Thanks
We have some other pictures of this beetle from other angles. You can see that the beetle is black. I guess the part you called epipleura is the part that has the mites riding on the surface.
Thanks again.

 
The epipleura is the inflexed
The epipleura is the inflexed part of the elytra on the side. The color of this part is of great taxonomical value for identify Nicrophorus sp.. The part covered by the mites is the pronotum, what is always black exept for two species in North America.

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