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Species Necrobia violacea - Cosmopolitan Blue Bone Beetle

Cosmopolitan Blue Bone Beetle? - Necrobia violacea On late-stage decay deer carcass - Necrobia violacea - male Blue hairy chrysomelid - Necrobia violacea One from NM - Necrobia violacea Necrobia violacea - Cosmopolitan Blue Bone Beetle - Necrobia violacea Necrobia violacea on White-tailed Deer carcass - Necrobia violacea Necrobia violacea on White-tailed Deer carcass - Necrobia violacea Necrobia violacea
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 Cucujiformia)
Superfamily Cleroidea (Bark-gnawing, Checkered and Soft-winged Flower Beetles)
Family Cleridae (Checkered Beetles)
Subfamily Korynetinae
Genus Necrobia
Species violacea (Cosmopolitan Blue Bone Beetle)
Explanation of Names
Necrobia violacea (Linnaeus)
Identification
Range
now cosmopolitan(1) and occurs over much of the US and adjacent Canada(2)
native to the Palaearctic
Food
skins and bones of dead animals and dried fish; dermestid larvae(2)
Works Cited
1.Catalogue of North American beetles of the family Cleridae
Wolcott A.B. 1947. Fieldiana: Zoology 32: 63–105.
2.The checkered beetles (Coleoptera: Cleridae) of the Maritime Provinces of Canada
Majka C.G. 2006. Zootaxa 1385: 31–46.