American carrion beetle American carrion beetle (Necrophila americana) is a common sight at the scene of decomposing animal matter. (Photo credit: Susan Ellis, Bugwood.org) Leave a Reply Cancel reply This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed. Search Search for... Search Subscribe to Entomology Today! Enter your email address to subscribe to Entomology Today. You'll receive notifications of new posts by email. Email Address Get Certified!