I happened across an interesting looking insect, that I've never seen before. In Northern Indiana, late spring around 5 PM CST. I tried a reverse image search, with no luck. It is approximately 3/4 inch long.

Any ideas?



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That is a carrion beetle. Family Silphidae, in the genus Necrophila https://www.insectidentification.org/insect-description.asp?identification=American-Carrion-Beetle

  • $\begingroup$ Ugh. After reading the linked page, I'm sorry I asked. ;) $\endgroup$
    – Tom
    Commented May 16, 2018 at 11:19

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