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Sexton Beetle

Sexton Beetle

This beautifully coloured beetle was spotted by Neal on our walk today on the lower slopes of Kinder Scout.

It is a Sexton Beetle.  They are also known as Burying Beetles and get their name from their practice of digging a hole beneath small dead animals and birds then pulling the body down into the hole.  They then use the carcass as a source of food for their larvae.

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