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American Carrion Beetle can swim - Necrophila americana

American Carrion Beetle can swim - Necrophila americana
Tracys Landing, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, USA
July 21, 2009
Necrophila americana - American Carrion Beetle in lower left with remnants of dead horseshoe crab before I flung it into the Chesapeake Bay.

I only see one Necrophila americana - American Carrion Beetle in this photo, but I can easily count at least 14 trying to swim to shore. Where were they hiding?

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tip
It's great to see you are very interested in nature. Just a tip for the future. When you find something like this, please leave it as is. If you do tip it over to look underneath, please replace it to original position when you are done looking. Throwing the carcass into the water probably killed a lot of arthropods that were feeding/developing on it. By replacing the carcass to original position you would have restored the microhabitat for the arthropods. Anyway, not trying to rain on your parade. Just some advice. Arthopods need all the help they can get these days.

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