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Tennessee | United States


Burying Beetle (Beetle)


Nicrophorus spp.



Entry Last Edited: 09/16/2022 | Content ©www.BugsOfTennessee.com

Insect Order



Taxonomy

The Taxonomic Breakdown is the scientific way to categorize a partocular insect species from its largest group (Animalia) to its smallest (variable). The Genus and Species categorizations taken together make up the species' scientific name shown above, in this case Nicrophorus spp..

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Acari
Family: Silphidae
Genus: Nicrophorus
Species: spp.


Characteristics

Antenna insect icon
Antenna: Antenna are noticeably apparent on this insect.
Helpful insect icon
Helpful: Known for its generally helpful-to-human qualities.
Outdoor insect icon
Outdoors: Typically found across the great outdoors.
Six-Legged insect icon
Six-Legged: Six legs are common to this insect.


Description

The Burying Beetle has been identified by site users by the following descriptors:

black    red    orange    six-legged    outdoors    antenna    helpful    large    yellow


Sighting Guide

The general likelihood of encountering this insect based on a given month of the year in the state of Tennessee. Generally, the best sighting months are June through August with peak occurring in July.

41F
JAN
44F
FEB
53F
MAR
62F
APR
70F
MAY
78F
JUN
80F
JUL
79F
AUG
73F
SEP
62F
OCT
52F
NOV
44F
DEC

Size

Below is a representation of the 'smallest-small' and 'largest-large' sizes commonly associated with the Burying Beetle. Due to monitor differences, sizes may not be exact on your particular screen. Conversions to millimeters are provided for convenience.

Lowest-Low:
0.47 inches
(12 mm)
Highest-High:
0.87 inches
(22 mm)


Identifying Colors

Below you will find the colors most commonly associated with the Burying Beetle. Both Primary and Secondary colors are represented in the showcase. Due to monitor differences, colors may not be exact representations.

ORANGE
RED
YELLOW
BLACK


Tennessee County Reach

The Burying Beetle can be found in the following Tennessee counties:

Anderson; Bedford; Benton; Bledsoe; Blount; Bradley; Campbell; Cannon; Carroll; Carter; Cheatham; Chester; Claiborne; Clay; Cocke; Coffee; Crockett; Cumberland; Davidson; De Kalb; Decatur; Dickson; Dyer; Fayette; Fentress; Franklin; Gibson; Giles; Grainger; Greene; Grundy; Hamblen; Hamilton; Hancock; Hardeman; Hardin; Hawkins; Haywood; Henderson; Henry; Hickman; Houston; Humphreys; Jackson; Jefferson; Johnson; Knox; Lake; Lauderdale; Lawrence; Lewis; Lincoln; Loudon; Macon; Madison; Marion; Marshall; Maury; McMinn; McNairy; Meigs; Monroe; Montgomery; Moore; Morgan; Obion; Overton; Perry; Pickett; Polk; Putnam; Rhea; Roane; Robertson; Rutherford; Scott; Sequatchie; Sevier; Shelby; Smith; Stewart; Sullivan; Sumner; Tipton; Trousdale; Unicoi; Union; Van Buren; Warren; Washington; Wayne; Weakley; White; Williamson; Wilson


Burying Beetle Picture (1)

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Image of a captured adult Burying Beetle.; Credit: Brandon G. of Alaska.
This image is original to www.InsectIdentification.org; Used with Permission.

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