Nicrophorus interruptus


Up to 20mm. Robust and shiny black with two broken orange bands across the abdomen. Antennae are black with orange clubs. All the abdominal segments are fringed with yellow hairs. The hind tibia are straight.

Similar Species

Nicrophorus vespillo is similar but with distinctly curved hind tibia, plus orange hairs on the hind margin of the pronotum.

Identification difficulty

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At carrion in any habitat.

When to see it

May to October. It is mainly nocturnal.

UK Status

Widespread in the south but uncommon.

VC55 Status


Leicestershire & Rutland Map


Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

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Records on NatureSpot:
First record:
18/08/2023 (N, Matt)
Last record:
18/08/2023 (N, Matt)

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