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Species Nicrophorus carolina

Genus Nicrophorus - ? - Nicrophorus carolina Silphidae - Nicrophorus carolina Nicrophorus (carolina?) - Nicrophorus carolina Nicrophorus (carolina?) - Nicrophorus carolina Nicrophorus carolinus? - Nicrophorus carolina Nicrophorus carolina Nicrophorus carolina Nicrophorus carolina
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 carolina (Nicrophorus carolina)
Explanation of Names
Nicrophorus carolina (Linnaeus 1771)
Doug Yanega and Derek Sikes agree that the species name for Nicrophorus carolinus should be carolina, as it was originally named, since "Carolina" is a proper name and not an adjective
Size
13.8-26.6 mm(1)
Range
SD-e.WY south to TX-AZ, along the Gulf Coastal Plain to FL and along the Atlantic Coastal Plain to VA(1)
Season
Mar-Oct(1)
Works Cited
1.The Carrion Beetles (Coleoptera: Silphidae) of Nebraska
Brett Ratcliffe. 1996. University of Nebraska State Museum.