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Pustulated Carrion Beetle - Nicrophorus pustulatus TL: ~20 mm.  This species doesn&#039;t exhibit the same carcass-burying behaviors of other members of its genus. Instead, it parasitizes  the eggs of black rat snakes (Elaphe obsoleta). The larvae eat the snake eggs, and thus qualify as a parasitoid of the snake. This relationship is usually only seen between invertebrates.<br />
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Habitat: Attracted to a light; semi-rural area<br />
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Habitat: Attracted to a light; semi-rural area<br />
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Pustulated Carrion Beetle - Nicrophorus pustulatus

TL: ~20 mm. This species doesn't exhibit the same carcass-burying behaviors of other members of its genus. Instead, it parasitizes the eggs of black rat snakes (Elaphe obsoleta). The larvae eat the snake eggs, and thus qualify as a parasitoid of the snake. This relationship is usually only seen between invertebrates.

Habitat: Attracted to a light; semi-rural area

Pustulated Carrion Beetle - Nicrophorus pustulatus TL: ~20 mm. This species doesn't exhibit the same carcass-burying behaviors of other members of its genus. Instead, it parasitizes the eggs of black rat snakes (Elaphe obsoleta). The larvae eat the snake eggs, and thus qualify as a parasitoid of the snake. This relationship is usually only seen between invertebrates.<br />
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Habitat: Attracted to a light; semi-rural area<br />
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    comments (6)

  1. Hell yeah! <3 Posted one month ago
    1. Cool right?! Posted one month ago
      1. We're on the road to 1,500 beetles! Posted one month ago
        1. Yay! You should nudge Claude about this, lol. Posted one month ago
          1. I mentioned it to him before. I'm like a beetle lobbyist now. Posted one month ago
            1. Haha, awesome! It won't take long! And, mothing season should help because we get lots of beetles too. Posted one month ago

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''Nicrophorus pustulatus'' is a burying beetle described by Johann Dietrich Herschel in 1807.

Similar species: Beetles
Species identified by Christine Young
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Uploaded Jun 13, 2021. Captured Jun 12, 2021 00:39 in 5 East St, New Milford, CT 06776, USA.
  • Canon EOS 90D
  • f/13.0
  • 1/99s
  • ISO1600
  • 100mm