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Silphid larvae - Necrophila americana

Silphid larvae - Necrophila americana
University of New Hampshire, Durham, New Hampshire, USA
October 2, 2008
Size: 1-1.5cm?
I found two of these (these photos are of the same individual) while walking along the side a road along a dorm building. Didn't find where they were coming from. When I handled one of them it tried chewing on my skin (not painful at all, actually rather amusing.)

Perhaps they used up their food source too early & were searching for more?

Images of this individual: tag all
Silphid larvae - Necrophila americana Silphid larvae - Necrophila americana

Moved
Moved from Carrion Beetles.

Yes, silphid larvae, probably
Yes, silphid larvae, probably Necrophila americana

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