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Species Nicrophorus vespilloides - Boreal Carrion Beetle

Nicrophorus vespilloides Nicrophorus vespilloides Sexton Beetle with mites - Nicrophorus vespilloides Sexton Beetle? - Nicrophorus vespilloides Nicrophorus vespilloides Nicrophorus vespilloides 9020313 Nicrophorus - Nicrophorus vespilloides Sexton Beetle - Nicrophorus vespilloides
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 vespilloides (Boreal Carrion Beetle)
Explanation of Names
Nicrophorus vespilloides Herbst 1783
Size
12-16 mm (among the smallest members of the genus)(1)
Range
holarctic, transcontinental in n. NA (Canada + scattered ne. US localities) and n. Eurasia(1)
Habitat
in NA, exclusively in swampy/boggy areas throughout the boreal forest region; in Europe, exclusively in dry coniferous forests(1)
Works Cited
1.The carrion beetles of Canada and Alaska (Coleoptera: Silphidae and Agyrtidae)
Anderson, R.S. and S.B. Peck. 1985. Agriculture Canada.