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Burying Beetle (Silpha atrata)

Observed: 3rd July 2009 By: littlecleaveslittlecleaves’s reputation in Invertebrateslittlecleaves’s reputation in Invertebrates
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I am grateful to Dr James Whitehead for allowing me to reproduce this image.

Identifications
Species interactions

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Martin Harvey's picture

Silpha atrata

In fact the antennae are NOT clubbed in Silpha atrata, although they are in some of the other species in this family.

There's a good key to this group in Beelte News, available to download from:
http://www.amentsoc.org/publications/beetle-news/

Look for Issue 3, October 2009.

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Entomologist and biological recorder

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Burying Beetle (Silpha atrata)

Thanks everyone