Nicrophorus investigator (Zetterstedt, 1824)
A large burying beetle, with just one Sherwood Forest NNR record dating from 1903, prior to this one which was attracted to MV light at Clipstone Old Quarter in July 2010. Being one of the burying beetles, it's diet is carrion, which it buries in the ground to provide a food source for the young once they hatch. Burying is usually done by both male and female working together, excavating underneath the corpse and covering it with the resulting soil as they go.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Nicrophorus investigator
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Sean Tobin. Peter Kirby (Bentinck Tip & Void Invertebrate survey 2007). Steven Chick. Jenny Wallace. David Shaw. NBGRC. Tom Shields.

You can contribute your own records to help us gain an accurate status of this species in Nottinghamshire. Send an Excel spreadsheet of your records via the 'contact us' link at the top of the homepage.

Updated November 2022

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