This carrion beetle (Zeanecrophilus prolongatus) was collected from beneath a dead blackbird in coastal Otago. Carrion beetles live mainly in forests, and as the name indicates, feed mainly on dead animals.
This specimen was collected by John Nunn.
Te whakamahi i tēnei tūemi
University of Otago, Virus Research Unit, Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Photograph by Simon Clearwater
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