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Common Name:Beetle, Burying
Scientific Name:Nicrophorus defodiens
Family:Silphidae (Carrion Beetles)
Area:Beaver Creek State Natural Area, Oregon
Date:September 15, 2014

This beetle is about half an inch in length. Notice the tiny critters on the beetle.

Reference:Insects of the Pacific Northwest by Haggard & Haggard / Bugs of Washington and Oregon by Acorn & Sheldon / National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Insects and Spiders by Milne & Milne