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Species Nicrophorus marginatus - Margined Burying Beetle

Nicrophorus sp. - Nicrophorus marginatus marginatus? - Nicrophorus marginatus Nicrophorus_marginatus_ZE.13042_dorsal - Nicrophorus marginatus Silphidae - Nicrophorus marginatus Margined Burying Beetle, lateral - Nicrophorus marginatus Margined Burying Beetle, head - Nicrophorus marginatus Sexton Beetle - Nicrophorus marginatus Nicrophorus marginatus
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga (Water, Rove, Scarab, Long-horned, Leaf and Snout Beetles)
No Taxon (Series Staphyliniformia)
Superfamily Staphylinoidea (Rove, Carrion and Fungus Beetles)
Family Silphidae (Carrion Beetles)
Genus Nicrophorus (Sexton Beetles)
Species marginatus (Margined Burying Beetle)
Explanation of Names
Nicrophorus marginatus Fabricius 1801
Size
13.9-22.0 mm(1)
Identification
cannot be separated from N. obscurus and N. guttula based on overall appearance(1)
Range
Canada to n. Mexico, transcontinental; the most widely distributed of our Nicrophorus(1)(2)
Season
Feb-Nov(1)
Works Cited
1.The Carrion Beetles (Coleoptera: Silphidae) of Nebraska
Brett Ratcliffe. 1996. University of Nebraska State Museum.
2.The Beetles of Northeastern North America, Vol. 1 and 2.
Downie, N.M., and R.H. Arnett. 1996. The Sandhill Crane Press, Gainesville, FL.