Burying Beetles, Burying a Dead Bird

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Also called Sexton Beetles, these beetles bury the carcasses of small vertebrates as food for their larvae. This illustration shows four beetles, one flying, working to bury a dead bird on its back.


William Dwight Whitney, PhD, LLD The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language (New York, NY: The Century Co., 1895) 5537


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