Taxon profile


Common sexton beetle
Nicrophorus vespilloides Herbst, 1784

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Arthropoda - arthropods »  class Insecta - insects »  order Coleoptera - beetles »  family Silphidae - carrion beetles »  genus Nicrophorus - sexton beetles

Scientific synonyms

Silpha vespilloides Crotch, 1873
Necrophorus vespilloides vespilloides Madge, 1958
Necrophorus altumi Westhoff, 1881
Necrophorus vespilloides altumi Westhoff, 1881
Necrophorus aurora Motschulsky, 1860
Necrophorus vespilloides aurora Motschulsky, 1860
Necrophorus borealis Portevin, 1914
Necrophorus vespilloides borealis Portevin, 1914
Necrophorus fractus Portevin, 1914
Necrophorus vespilloides fractus Portevin, 1914


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Links and literature

EN Fauna Europaea 2.4 [186417]

de Jong, Y.S.D.M. (ed.): Fauna Europaea [] [as Nicrophorus vespilloides Herbst, 1783]
Data retrieved on: 9 March 2012
EN Derek S. Sikes, Ronald B. Madge & Alfred F. Newton (2002): A Catalog of the Nicrophorinae (Coleoptera : Silphidae) of the World [], Magnolia Press [as Nicrophorus vespilloides Herbst, 1784]
CZ Mlejnek R., Hamet A., Růžička J. (2015): Brouci (Coleoptera) v jeskyních a propastech České Republiky, Acta Speleologica vol. 6 [as Nicrophorus vespilloides Herbst, 1784]

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