Nicrophorus defodiens

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Nicrophorus defodiens
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Coleoptera
Family: Silphidae
Subfamily: Nicrophorinae
Tribe: Nicrophorini
Genus: Nicrophorus
Species: N. defodiens
Binomial name
Nicrophorus defodiens
Mannerheim, 1846
  • N. conversator Walker, 1866
  • N. d. binotatus Portevin, 1926
  • N. d. conversator Portevin, 1924
  • N. d. lateralis Portevin, 1926
  • N. plagiatus Motschulsky, 1870
  • N. pollinctor LeConte, 1854
  • N. vespilloides conversator Leng, 1920
  • N. v. defodiens Hatch, 1940
  • N. v. d. conversator Arnett, 1944
  • N. v. lateralis Portevin, 1903
  • N. v. pollinctor Horn, 1880
  • Silpha vespilloides defodiens Crotch, 1873

Nicrophorus defodiens is a burying beetle described by Mannerheim in 1846.

Recently, N. defodiens was found to be one of at least two Burying Beetles which can breed in the forest canopy.[1]


  1. ^ Lowe, Amanda; Randy Lauff (2012). "Arboreal Burials in Nicrophorus spp. (Coleoptera: Silphidae)". Psyche: 1–6. doi:10.1155/2012/578650. Retrieved 5 April 2012.