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BeetleAmericanCarrion_Necrophila_americana05292018_CD_ - Necrophila americana - male - female

BeetleAmericanCarrion_Necrophila_americana05292018_CD_ - Necrophila americana - Male Female
Conowingo Dam, Harford County, Maryland, USA
May 29, 2018
In this scrum are a lot of American Carrion beetles. Also, there appears some tick like critters. Are they a result of coming from the carrion or maybe they were carried in by the beetles? Anyway, I like to get your thoughts. Thanks!

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BeetleAmericanCarrion_Necrophila_americana05292018_CD_ - Necrophila americana - male - female BeetleAmericanCarrion_Necrophila_americana05292018_CD_ - Necrophila americana - male - female

Agreed
Moved from ID Request.

It is a little hard to see from the picture, but there are mites associated with most carrion beetles, maybe they are your tick like critters?

There are some Blow Flies on the left, and I'm not sure what the little black flies are.
In the upper right, you also have a Margined Carrion Beetle, Oiceoptoma noveboracense.

 
I've attached
a blow up of the first submission.

 
yes those are phoretic mites
lovely pics, by the way!