American Carrion Beetle

Subject: Black Beetle, Pale Yellow Thorax
Location: Hendersonville, NC
April 25, 2014 11:29 am
My wife shot this photo with her Droid. She says it was about the diameter of a penny, or maybe a nickel.
It was taken in Hendersonville, NC on 04/25/14.
Any idea what it is?
Signature: Mike Wright

American Carrion Beetle
American Carrion Beetle

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Thanks, but I found it. American carrion beetle, Necrophila americana.
— Mike

Hi Mike,
We haven’t received any images of American Carrion Beetles lately, so we are posting your submission.

Glad y’all are doing this sort of thing.
— Mike

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