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Observed: 4th October 2010 By: Maryargyll
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - course complete
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Species interactions

No interactions present.


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Orange club

The enlarged image shows the club is orange

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I know very little about beetles but the meaning in Latin of necro is death or corpse and the meaning of phore or phorus is bearing, carrying etc. I can find no meaning for nicro. My Field Guide to the Insects of Britain by Chinery has it as necrophorus which makes sense linguistically. Has the spelling changed or is this a self perpetuating internet abberation?

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Nicrophorus is the correct

Nicrophorus is the correct form according to the British list (on the NBN gateway, or via 'get recommended' on here). My understanding is that it is a corruption of necro, but at an earlier stage than the internet!

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Thank you!