Sexton Beetle

Sexton Beetle

Observation - Sexton Beetle - UK and Ireland. Description: Attracted to a light trap. Having read previous discussions on iSpot about the difference between Nicrophorus investigator and N. vespillo I believe the distinction lies in the hind tibia (this appears to be straight), yellow hairs on the pronotum (none h

Attracted to a light trap. Having read previous discussions on iSpot about the difference between Nicrophorus investigator and N. vespillo I believe the distinction lies in the hind tibia (this appears to be straight), yellow hairs on the pronotum (none here although there are some poking out behind the pronotum in the close up) and the colour of the club of the antenna (red here). So I'll go for N. investigator. I bet I'm wrong after all that:-)