|Red-breasted Carrion Beetle Oiceoptoma thoracicum (Linnaeus, 1758)|
|The Red-breasted Carrion Beetle belongs to the Silphidae family (more commonly grouped as burying beetles) This example was the first time that I had seen the species and was photographed in Lound Wood on 27/04/05. The Red-breasted Carrion Beetle is a common woodland species, feeding on carrion and rotting fungi. With a length of 12-16mm, they are fairly easy to spot with careful searching.|
|UK distribution of Oiceoptoma thoracicum|
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|Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Oiceoptoma thoracicum|
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