Thursday, 12 September 2013

Common Sexton Beetle, Nicrophorus vespilloides

I've seen a couple of these at Cullaloe - although this one is having a much worse day than the previous one! In serous bother here and apparently also crawling with gamasid mites (OK, so I got that from the site linked below!). It is possible that this is actually a Banded Sexton Beetle, which seems to be quite similar. I'll check it later.

Sexton Beetle

For info on Sexton/Burying beetles, click here

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