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Nicrophorus orbicollis

Nicrophorus orbicollis
Marlton, Burlington County, New Jersey, USA
May 9, 2009
Size: Maybe around 30 mm?
Came to the light at night. I figured something this well marked would be easy, not so sure now that I tried it. Markings seem like carolinus but pronotum shape seems wrong, so I went to the next closest defodiens?. Am I close? Gender?

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vote for N. orbicollis Say
forget the markings... paint it magenta all over! the orbicollared morphology is unmistakable

I put some in the guide, feel free to frass any not needed.

this one?

i had a field day with N. pix already; next scheduled decimation is weeeeeks away... :-]

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