A Field Guide to the Prairie

Carrion Beetle
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Carrion Beetle
Coleoptera
Habitat/Range: Throughout the U.S. However, the American Burying Beetle (Nicrophorus Americanus) is listed as a federally endangered species found in only a handful of states.
Eating Habits: The carrion beetle feeds on carcasses.

Carrion Beetles really live up to their names. The flat adults are usually found near dead or decaying animals. The yellow-black carrion beetle feeds and lays its eggs on the carcass so the larvae grow up feeding on rotting flesh.

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