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scientific name    Nicrophorus vespilloides    

Apparently restricted to very wet areas, like bogs.

This species is closely related to defodiens. It has an all black antennal club; the anterior angles of the pronotum project slightly forward; and the elytral epipleuron is orange with the apex and a prebasal spot black. The posterior fascia is a spot on each elytron which does not reach the epipleuron. The last three segments of the antennal club show a white, figure of eight pattern of microsetae, which is normally not visible.

This widespread Holarctic species extends from Ireland to Japan and from Alaska to Newfoundland. In Alberta it occurs in the boreal forest and the northern mountains.

Meaning of name: "like vespillo." It refers to this species' similarity to Nicrophorus vespillo (Linnaeus). At the time of description of vespilloides the only other European species known with bifasciate elytra was vespillo.

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