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Old 05-02-2019, 10:34 AM   #1
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While the biting beetle is not seen in a few more states it is onlybecause of efforts made to protect and expand local populations. Without these protects the beetle would soon disappear in many developed areas. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/artic...mH6pznGx6dDou4
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Old 05-04-2019, 12:41 PM   #2
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~sigh~

It is beautiful! (I didn't expect that.)

So depressing with all that is going on.
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Old 05-04-2019, 03:43 PM   #3
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While the American burying beetle is now seen in a few more states it is only because of efforts made to protect and expand local populations. Without these protections the beetle would soon disappear in many developed areas. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/artic...mH6pznGx6dDou4
Fixed a few mistakes in the opening post of this thread. I must have been tired.

Yes it is a pretty carrion beetle. The burying beetle is missing in so much of its range that these efforts to protect them are a continuing need, likely for a long time. We must try to influence gardeners and public lands to allow these beetles to thrive but that would take not immediately removing small mammal and bird bodies in areas out of sight to visitors and keeping pets away.. I'm not optimistic. If I knew of released burying beetles on or near our property I would try to help out but my first instinct is to bury the carcass and I think that would not help the beetle. So wild releases of raised beetles (like the zoo in Ohio was doing) in natural areas seem most beneficial and that means protections need to stand until enough areas have thriving populations of the burying beetle.
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Ohio has been trying to reintroduce them for a number of years. Something is not working out because the beetles just disappear. If this was mentioned in the article, I apologize but I was unable to read the article because I had already seen my allotment of free Bloomberg articles.
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