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Thread: What's this bug?

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    Default What's this bug?



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    Looks like a Necrophorus investigator, one of the burrying beetles, I've always known it as the Corpse or Sexton Beetle. They can very often be seen in large numbers on dead animals etc.

    Sorry to be so gruesome.

    nirofo.

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    Default Sexton Beetle

    Yup, the longer, pointy ended abdomen distinguishes it from N. vespilloides
    They frequently turn up after I've been cleaning game or poultry.

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    I catch a few of these in my moth trap every time I run it at present. If irritated they give off a very strong pungent smell which is unpleasant to say the least.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pterodroma View Post
    I catch a few of these in my moth trap every time I run it at present. If irritated they give off a very strong pungent smell which is unpleasant to say the least.
    I wonder if it's to simulate the smell of the putrid flesh they feed on, some sort of defence mechanish.

    nirofo.

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