The Sexton

Another Sexton (Burying) Beetle. Thought he needed some macabre riffage to go with his reputation. These creatures drag carcasses underground and lay their eggs within, they also create offensive odour chemicals that mask the smell of death and hide the body from flies and carrion eaters that might interfere with their offspring.

The creature here is Nicrophorus investigator. As far as I can tell it has no common, vernacular, name specific to the species.

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