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Forensic Beetles

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American carrion beetlecarrion beetle Nicrophoruscarrion beetle oiceptoma
The distinctive American carrion beetle (Necrophila americana), Silphidae: Coleoptera.A brightly colored carrion beetle (Nicrophorus investigator), Silphidae: Coleoptera, sometimes found at remains.One of the smaller, less colorful carrion beetles (Oiceoptoma noveboracense), Silphidae: Coleoptera.
dermestid skin beetlegold-necked carrion beetlehairy rove beetle
A dermestid or skin beetle (Dermestes caninus), Dermestidae: Coleoptera.The gold-necked carrion beetle (Nicrophorus tomentosus), Silphidae: Coleoptera.The hairy rove betle (Creophilus maxillosus), Staphylinidae: Coleoptera, often found at remains in large numbers.
hide beetlesexton beetle nicrophorusSurinam carrion beetle
A hide beetle (Trox sp.), Scarabaeidae: Coleoptera, one of the species found at drier remains.A sexton beetle (Nicrophorus orbicollis), Silphidae: Coleoptera.The Surinam carrion beetle (Necrodes surinamensis), Silphidae: Coleoptera, has a distinctive shape and markings.
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