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''Nicrophorus vespilloides'' is a burying beetle described by Johann Friedrich Wilhelm Herbst in 1783.

This is one of the most well studied of the burying beetles with over 1,000 citations found via Google Scholar. What had been considered ''Nicrophorus vespilloides'' in mid and eastern Canada and northeastern USA was determined by Sikes et al. in 2016 to be a separate, overlooked sister species of ''Nicrophorus vespilloides'' that had been named by Kirby in 1837.

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Similar species: Beetles
Species identified by Gary B
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Uploaded Aug 13, 2019. Captured Aug 8, 2019 12:09 in Rice Lake Rd, Tofte, MN 55615, USA.
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  • 4.2mm