burying beetle

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Related to Common Burying Beetle: Carrion Beetle, Nicrophorus

bur·y·ing beetle

(bĕr′ē-ĭng)
n.
Any of various black or black and orange beetles of the genus Nicrophorus that bury dead mice and other small animals on which they feed and lay their eggs. Also called sexton beetle.

burying beetle

n
(Animals) a beetle of the genus Necrophorous, which buries the dead bodies of small animals by excavating beneath them, using the corpses as food for themselves and their larvae: family Silphidae. Also called: sexton
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