AH_Sexton Burying Beetle Nicrophorus investigator Silphidae phoretic mites_0462.jpg
Sexton / Burying Beetle (Nicrophorus investigator) photographed on a white background in mobile field studio. This species feeds on carrion. A small vertebrate corpse such as a vole will be buried as a food source for the young once they hatch. The male and female frequently work together to bury the corpse. Phoretic mites can be seen on this individual. Derbyshire, UK. August.