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Haven't looked it up yet, but I guess they're pretty common because I think I saw a poster about them somewhere. This one was found in the hills near Hayward, CA. Location approx.

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Margined Burying Beetle - Photo (c) Robert, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
kueda's ID: Margined Burying Beetle (Nicrophorus marginatus)
Posted by kueda almost 6 years ago (Flag)
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Still learning more about burying beetles, which is a bit tricky without a key. There's a chance this could be N. guttula, which can have red and black elytra. Both species can have yellow hairs on the underside of the thorax. The epipleuron (ventral outer edge of the elytron) is all red, which would suggest N. marginatus according to http://bugguide.net/node/view/458042/bgimage#787307 (I think).

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Margined Burying Beetle - Photo (c) Robert, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
richardwasson's ID: Margined Burying Beetle (Nicrophorus marginatus)
Posted by richardwasson 4 months ago (Flag)
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Margined Burying Beetle - Photo (c) Robert, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
kueda's ID: Margined Burying Beetle (Nicrophorus marginatus)
Margined Burying Beetle - Photo (c) Robert, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
Community ID: Margined Burying Beetle (Nicrophorus marginatus)
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