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Family Silphidae - Carrion Beetles

Family Silphidae - Carrion Beetles
Robertson, Madison County, Old Rag Mountain Trail County, Virginia, USA
August 22, 2004
Found along the Old Rag Mountain trail of Shenandoah National Park on the carcass of a dead skunk.

Maybe Nicrophorus tomentosus - Tomentose Burying Beetle? Dense yellow hair on pronotum on many of them. Absence of orange clubbed antennae along with the more circular posterior spots. Possibly covering the skunk with debris rather than burying it.

Moved from ID Request.

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