American burying beetle

American burying beetle

Effort To Bolster Beetle In Missouri Continues

Since 2012, the St. Louis Zoo, Nature Conservancy, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Missouri Department of Conservation have collaborated to improve the population of American burying beetles at Wah’Kon-Tah Prairie in southwest Missouri.


American burying beetle at the St. Louis Zoo's Monsanto Insectarium.

Beetle Gets Second Chance

Experts call them “one of nature’s recyclers,” which is a nice way of saying they live off dead animals.



A St. Louis Beetle Comeback

A colorful beetle last seen in Missouri in the 1970s is about to be reintroduced.


Burying Beatle

Endangered Beetler Headed to St. Clair & Cedar Counties

The American burying beetle became the first insect designated as a federally endangered species in 1989.


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