Lesser Vespillo Burying Beetle

Nicrophorus vespilloides

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

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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Taxonomy
KingdomAnimalia
DivisionArthropoda
ClassInsecta
OrderColeoptera
FamilySilphidae
GenusNicrophorus
SpeciesN. vespilloides