American burying beetle larvae

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Scott Comings/The Nature Conservancy

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After a couple weeks, the field crew checked their holes and found American burying beetle larvae feeding on each buried quail carcass. American burying beetle parents demonstrate a high degree of parental oversight, much like honey bees.
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Endangered and/or Threatened species