Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada
Clickable Guide
Moths Butterflies Flies Caterpillars Flies Dragonflies Flies Mantids Cockroaches Bees and Wasps Walkingsticks Earwigs Ants Termites Hoppers and Kin Hoppers and Kin Beetles True Bugs Fleas Grasshoppers and Kin Ticks Spiders Scorpions Centipedes Millipedes

Calendar
Upcoming Events

Interested in a 2022 BugGuide gathering in New Mexico?

Photos of insects and people from the Spring 2021 gathering in Louisiana, April 28-May 2

National Moth Week 2020 photos of insects and people.

Photos of insects and people from the 2019 gathering in Louisiana, July 25-27

Discussion, insects and people from the 2018 gathering in Virginia, July 27-29

Photos of insects and people from the 2015 gathering in Wisconsin, July 10-12

Photos of insects and people from the 2014 gathering in Virginia, June 4-7.

Previous events


TaxonomyBrowse
Info
ImagesLinksBooksData

Species Nicrophorus tomentosus - Tomentose Burying Beetle

Sexton Beetle - Nicrophorus tomentosus Tomentose Burying Beetle - Nicrophorus tomentosus ?Nicrophorus sp. (Silphidae) - Nicrophorus tomentosus Silphidae, Tomentose Burying Beetle - Nicrophorus tomentosus is this a Sexton Beetle? - Nicrophorus tomentosus Unknown Beetle - Nicrophorus tomentosus Nicrophorus tomentosus Nicrophorus tomentosus - female
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga (Water, Rove, Scarab, Long-horned, Leaf and Snout Beetles)
No Taxon (Series Staphyliniformia)
Superfamily Staphylinoidea (Rove, Carrion and Fungus Beetles)
Family Silphidae (Carrion Beetles)
Genus Nicrophorus (Sexton Beetles)
Species tomentosus (Tomentose Burying Beetle)
Explanation of Names
Nicrophorus tomentosus Weber 1801
Size
11.2-19.0 mm(1)
Identification
dense yellow hair on pronotum distinctive(1)

Det. A.V. Evans, 2011
Range
e. N. Amer. to UT & AB (1)(BG data)
Season
mostly: Jun-Oct (BG data)
Remarks
unlike other nearctic Nicrophorus, adults do not bury the carcass but make a shallow pit and cover the carcass with litter(1)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.The Carrion Beetles (Coleoptera: Silphidae) of Nebraska
Brett Ratcliffe. 1996. University of Nebraska State Museum.