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Genus Necrophila

Necrophila americana - male - female beetles - Necrophila americana Beetle - Necrophila americana BeetleAmericanCarrion_Necrophila_americana05292018_CD_ - Necrophila americana - male - female  Necrophila americana - Necrophila americana Unknown beetle - Necrophila americana Necrophila americana ? - Necrophila americana American Carrion Beetle - Necrophila americana
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 Necrophila
Numbers
Ratcliffe, p. 30 says worldwide there are about 20 species, but just one in North America. (1)
Nearctica.com lists one species for North America, N. americana.
Works Cited
1.The Carrion Beetles (Coleoptera: Silphidae) of Nebraska
Brett Ratcliffe. 1996. University of Nebraska State Museum.