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Species Nicrophorus nigrita - Black Burying Beetle

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga
No Taxon (Series Staphyliniformia)
Superfamily Staphylinoidea
Family Silphidae (Carrion Beetles)
Genus Nicrophorus (Sexton Beetles)
Species nigrita (Black Burying Beetle)
Explanation of Names
Nicrophorus nigrita Mannerheim 1843
Size
13-18 mm(1)
Range
Pacific US states & so. BC(1)
Habitat
coastal forests(1)
Season
in CA, adults active primarily in the cooler/wetter months (Sep-May)(1)
See Also
Nicrophorus guttula has a dark form--yellow hair underneath characteristic of that species (dark hair in nigrita)
Works Cited
1.The carrion beetles of Canada and Alaska (Coleoptera: Silphidae and Agyrtidae)
Anderson, R.S. and S.B. Peck. 1985. Agriculture Canada.