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Photo#1450159
Rove bug? with mites - Nicrophorus tomentosus

Rove bug? with mites - Nicrophorus tomentosus
Allegan County, Michigan, USA
October 3, 2017
Size: ~25mm
This large black beetle-y thing buzzed me in the house. When captured it emitted a rank smell, like musty rotting meat, and I noticed it was covered with some kind of mites.

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Musty, rotting meat is the dinner of choice!

The mites are more than likely phoretic, hitching a ride to next carcass.

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