Burying Beetle

was thinking that this is a american burying beetle was hoping u could confirm.i live in the st. louis region of missouri and if it is they haven’t been seen in this state for 25 years are so and are in the “Animals of Conservation Concern”I found them under a decaying turtle after photoing them they were returned to their meal unharmed.I do have a few more pictures if u need.thanx alot for your time and this great website.
steven

Hi Steven, The photo shows a captive Burying Beetle most probably Nicrophorus sayi.

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