Table 1: Observations of adult beetles in nest boxes at the different carcass stages. The adults may or may not have been parents of offspring, if any, from a nest; however, these adults were not next-generation beetles. Since adult beetles were not marked, the values represent maxima. H: hemlock woods; MW: mixed woods.

Unburied Buried, no larvae Buried, with larvae Buried, with pupae

N. tomentosus284515115400108
N. defodiens0640600016
N. sayi81330000024
N. pustulatus320010006
O. noveboracense330000006