Endangered Beetles to be Reintroduced in Missouri

American burying beetle
American burying beetle
American beetle at the Saint Louis Zoo. The colorful beetles will be reintroduced to Missouri for the first time in June 2012. Photo credit Saint Louis Zoo.
American burying beetle
American burying beetle
Female American burying beetle. The colorful beetles will be reintroduced to Missouri for the first time in June 2012. Photo by Dan Kirk/Saint Louis Zoo
American burying beetle
American burying beetle
Male and female American burying beetle pair with carrion at Saint Louis Zoo. The colorful beetles will be reintroduced to Missouri for the first time in June 2012. Photo credit Saint Louis Zoo
American burying beetle
American burying beetle
American burying beetle at Saint Louis Zoo. The colorful beetles will be reintroduced to Missouri for the first time in June 2012. Photo credit Saint Louis Zoo.
American burying beetle
American burying beetle
An American burying beetle emerging from pupation. This the stage when a beetle larvae turns into an adult. The colorful beetles will be reintroduced to Missouri for the first time in June 2012. Photo credit Saint Louis Zoo
American burying beetle
American burying beetle
American burying beetle grubs at about 13 days old. After 45-60 days, the beetles will emerge as adults. The colorful beetles will be reintroduced to Missouri for the first time in June 2012. Photo by Marian Brickner/Saint Louis Zoo

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