Sexton Beetle

Black beetle with large orange spots
October 9, 2009
Date: 8Oct09
Found beetle wandering around the lawn near cedar trees on damp dreary day. Took pictures and when sun warmed the bug, he flew away. Pictures show bug held by pine needle and with one wing unfolding.
Size: 2 cm long
46° 12.496’N; 79° 29.539’W

Sexton Beetle
Sexton Beetle

Hi Peter,
This is a Sexton Beetle in the genus Nicrophorus, possibly Nicrophorus orbicollis.  Sexton Beetles are sometimes called Burying Beetles.

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