Burying beetle found by lizard carcass
May 16, 2010
I found this guy a few days ago in the mountains of North Carolina, hovering around a lizard that had been slain by our resident cat. After looking through your archives I’m relatively sure he’s a burying beetle. Thought you might be interested in seeing some action shots!
Thanks for maintaining such a fascinating and educational site
Black Mountain, North Carolina
Your photos are quite a wonderful documentation of a Burying Beetle or Sexton Beetle in the genus Nicrophorus. Many species look similar, but we believe this may be Nicrophorus carolinus based on photos posted to BugGuide.