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Subject: Unidentified beetle in MN
Location: Central Minnesota
May 30, 2014 7:34 am
I found this beetle this morning crawling in my entry on cement floors. I live in central MN in the country primarily surrounded by pine forests. I thought it was a burying beetle which are endangered and not usually found in MN, but it does not have an orange head. Thank you for your time!
Signature: Carla

Burying Beetle

Burying Beetle

Dear Carla,
You are correct that this is not an American Burying Beetle, but it is another species of Burying Beetle of the genus
Nicrophorus.

Thank you for the information! I was able to further look it up and learned some very interesting things about what is living in my yard!
Carla

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Minnesota

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