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0260 - Sexton Beetle



Nicrophorus carolina
23.5mm

USA: FLA: Orange Co.
2 km W of Lake Kehoe
28.5538 -81.2350, 21m
Flew into Hair on Side of House
Warm, Partly Cloudy

17 April 2021
Z. Gill

Notes: Had a strong sweet spitlike odor; Emitted a squealing sound




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Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Arthropoda
Subphylum Hexapoda
Class Insecta
Order Coleoptera
Suborder Polyphaga
Series Staphyliniformia
Superfamily Staphylinoidea
Family Silphidae
Genus Nicrophorus
Species carolina




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References

Family Silphidae - Carrion Beetles - BugGuide.Net
Genus Nicrophorus - Sexton Beetles - BugGuide.Net
Species Nicrophorus carolina - BugGuide.Net
Carolina Burying Beetle (Nicrophorus carolina) · iNaturalist
Carrion Beetles (Burying Beetles) Sexton Beetles; Silphids - MDC Discover Nature
Photos of Carolina Burying Beetle (Nicrophorus carolina) · iNaturalist
Nicrophorus carolina - Wikipedia
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