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nicrophorus americanus
12-22-2016

Nicrophorus americanus

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FWS Digital Media Library — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s National Digital Library is a searchable collection of selected images, historical artifacts, audio clips, publications, and video. Nicrophorus americanus, also known as the American burying beetle or giant carrion beetle, is a critically endangered species of beetle endemic to North America. It belongs to the order Coleoptera and the family Silphidae. The carrion beetle in North America is carnivorous, feeds on carrion and requires carrion to breed. It is also a member of one of the few genera of beetle to exhibit parental care. The decline of the American burying beetle has been attributed to habitat loss, alteration, and degradation, and they now occur in less than 10% of their historic range.

Detailed information
Full Name: American Burying beetle (Nicrophorus americanus)
Where found: In southwestern Missouri, the counties of Cedar, St. Clair, Bates, and Vernon.
Critical Habitat:N/A
Species Group:Insects
Current listing status
Status Date Listed Lead Region Where Listed
Endangered 07/13/1989 Southwest Region (Region 2) Entire, except where listed as an experimental population
Experimental Population, Non-Essential 07/22/2011 Great Lakes-Big Rivers Region (Region 3) In southwestern Missouri, the counties of Cedar, St. Clair, Bates, and Vernon.
  • Population location: Entire, except where listed as an experimental population Listing status: Endangered
    • States/US Territories in which this population is known to or is believed to occur: Arkansas , Kansas , Massachusetts , Nebraska , Ohio , Oklahoma , Rhode Island , South Dakota , Texas
    • US Counties in which this population is known to or is believed to occur: View All
    • USFWS Refuges in which this population is known to occur: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge, Valentine National Wildlife Refuge
    • Countries in which the this population is known to occur: Canada
  • Population location: In southwestern Missouri, the counties of Cedar, St. Clair, Bates, and Vernon. Listing status: Experimental Population, Non-Essential
Recovery
No critical habitat rules have been published for the American Burying beetle.
Date
Title
Plan Action Status
Plan Status
09/27/1991 American Burying Beetle Recovery Plan View Implementation Progress Final
Date
Title
Plan Action Status
Plan Status
09/27/1991 American Burying Beetle Recovery Plan View Implementation Progress Final
Date
Citation Page
Title
Document Type
01/29/2007 72 FR 4018 4019 Initiation of a 5-Year Review of Ten Listed Northeastern Species
  • Notice 5-year Review, Initiation
Date
Title
06/16/2008 American Burying Beetle 5-Year Review
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