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Burying Beetle/Sexton Beetle

Observed: 31st May 2013 By: Claire.LClaire.L’s reputation in InvertebratesClaire.L’s reputation in Invertebrates
Sexton Beetle

The most interesting find of the day, spotted on faeces. Its markings are very similar to the Burying Beetle's. After finding a dead animal (bird or a mouse) the N.vespillo starts to bury it. After this, they begin to dig a hole below the carcass. While doing so, the N.vespillo beetle covers the animal with faeces. Is this next stage happening in the image? That is a lot of faeces!

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