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Buyring and carrion beetles to be found in and around Torphins Wood, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.

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- ground beetles 1
- ground beetles 2
- burying beetles
- beetles 1
- beetles 2
- beetles 3
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- true bugs
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- ants
- wasps
- saw flies and wood wasps
- butterflies
- butterflies 2
- butterflies and moths 2
- moths
- moths 2
- moths 3
- lacewings etc.
- dragonflies and damselflies
- scorpion flies
- stoneflies
- caddis flies
- lice
Flatworms
Slugs and snails
Worms and leeches
Millipedes and centipedes
Arachnida
- spiders 1
- spiders 2
- spiders 3
- harvestmen
- mites
- ticks etc.
Crustacea
- woodlice
- water fleas
- cyclops
Torphins is a village in upper Deeside, Aberdeenshire Scotland. There is nothing particularly special about the wood, it is a mixed species coniferous/deciduous wood, so things found there can probably be found in many other Scottish, British or even European woods. For more information on Torphins itself and the human population there go to Torphins.org.
Nicrophous humator adult, sexton beetle, burying beetle, carrion beetle

Nicrophorus (Necrophorus) humator, sexton, carrion or burying beetle

The adult is 18 - 26 mm long.

Found anywhere there are carcasses of small animals to be found.

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Nicrophorus investigator, adult with partly clodes wings

Nicrophorus investigator

Found anywhere there are carcasses of small animals to be found.

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Oiceoptoma throracica

Oiceoptoma throracica

Found on or near carrion, also on or near the stinkhorn fungus.

Length 11 - 16 mm.

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Silpha atrata

Silpha atrata

Body length 10 - 15 mm.

Found in moss or under loose bark

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Aclypea opaca

Aclypea opaca, the Beet carrion beetle

Body length 9 - 12 mm

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