Burying and carrion beetles to be found around Torphins Wood, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

Nicrophorus investigator

Nicrophorus investigator, adult with partly clodes wings

Found anywhere there are carcasses of small animals.

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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

Body length 10 - 15 mm.

Found in moss or under loose bark

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Silpha atrata

Aclypea opaca, the Beet carrion beetle

Aclypea opaca

Body length 9 - 12 mm

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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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Nicrophous humator adult, sexton beetle, burying beetle, carrion beetle