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unknown beetle - Nicrophorus

unknown beetle - Nicrophorus
Mora, Mora County, New Mexico, USA
August 12, 2015
Size: 1/2-3/4"
live specimen was infested with mites.

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unknown beetle - Nicrophorus unknown beetle - Poecilochirus

Moved from ID Request.

Nicrophorus sp.
in NM, possibly N. marginatus or N. mexicanus. I'm too far removed from this group to ID but that the epipleuron is visible, should held in a definitive ID.

The mites are phoretic (using the beetle for transportation), and are not parasitic.

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