American Burying Beetle
A bright, shiny beetle with a distinctive orange-and-black pattern on its wing covers. To tell this species from other members of its genus, look for a reddish-orange mark on the shieldlike plate (pronotum) just behind the head. There are orange marks on the face and antennae tips, as well. Like other burying beetles, the wing covers are wider in back than toward the front, and they aren't long enough to cover the tip of the abdomen. In flight, they seem like bumblebees.
Similar species: Because reintroduction efforts are under way, you may hopefully start to see this species in the wild. Meanwhile, other burying beetles, such as the tomentose burying beetle (Nicrophorus tomentosus), are much more likely to be seen. There are about 15 species in the genus Nicrophorus in North America.