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Burying beetle

Observed: 28th August 2011 By: NiallCNiallC’s reputation in Invertebrates
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Martin Harvey's picture

black antennae

To be pedantic, N. vespilloides is the only orange-striped sexton beetle to have clubbed antennae that are black (e.g. Necrodes littoralis is all-black but no club on the antennae), and there is also N. germanica to bear in mind, which has similar black clubbed antennae, but with black elytra (I don't know much about this species, it seems to have only been recorded once or twice in Britain).

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As another paid-up member of

As another paid-up member of the Pedants' Union, I agree! 'One' in my note meant to refer to striped Nicrophorus.

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