Subject: Alien bug
Geographic location of the bug: Southern New Jersey
Time: 10:24 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: Let the bug free or take it to someone you don’t like.
How you want your letter signed: Organic Man
Dear Organic Man,
We vote for “let the bug free” in your garden. This is an American Carrion Beetle, and it will feed upon dead animals in your garden, including moles, toads, snakes, and birds, and they will even feed on smelly mushrooms. They will be advantageous to your organic garden since the larvae feed on some of the flesh as well as insects attracted to rotting carcasses.
1 thought on “American Carrion Beetle”
We found one in Mazomanie, Wisconsin, too. Thanks for the clear photos on your website!