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scientific name    Nicrophorus tomentosus    

identification
This is the only species in North America in which the pronotum is almost entirely covered with long golden pubescence. The elytral epipleuron is orange except for a basal black wedge extending down from the basal black band. The metasternum has a "bald" area behind the mesocoxae.

range
This is a species of eastern North America but has been found at Dinosaur Provincial Park and may be spreading westward from Saskatchewan and/or northward from Montana. Whether it will eventually range all across the southern part of province [like marginatus] or be restricted to the southeast [like guttula] remains to be seen.

notes
Meaning of name: "full of hair." It refers to the very hairy pronotum of this species.

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http://entomology.museums.ualberta.ca/searching_species_details.php?s=5928



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