Corpse Bug in New Mexico?
This guy was crawling over the boulders (gravel) in my garden yesterday. He went on his way after I took a couple of pictures. I only wish I’d had better depth of field. He was (and still is, somewhere) about an inch long. I think he is of the Silphidae? What do you say? (I just couldn’t resist adding the greeting on the last pic!) best to you,
This is indeed a Silphid or Burying Beetle. They are also known as Sexton Beetles. We aren’t sure what your exact species is.