Tomentose Burying Beetle

Image of Tomentose Burying Beetle crawling on the ground

The tomentose burying beetle (Nicrophorus tomentosus) looks something like a bumblebee as it flies. The pronotum (the shoulderlike part behind the head) is covered with hairs. They are usually seen only during the summer. This and other Nicrophorus burying beetles show remarkable parental care, protecting and feeding their larvae.

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