Classification
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  • Scientific Names
    • Carabidae
    • Odontacantha
  • English
    • Ground Beetles
  • Chinese (Traditional)
    • 步甲科
    • 步行蟲總科
  • Spanish
    • Escarabajos de tierra

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Recent observations

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What

Bombardier Beetle Genus Brachinus

Observer

th0th

Date

August 31, 2014

Description

usually associated with floodplains, edges of temporary ponds.

Adults have chemical defenses, ejecting toxic, foul-smelling gases from their abdomen with a loud popping sound. The explosive brew is composed of hydrogen peroxide, hydroquinone, and catalytic enzymes.(BugGuide)

Photos / Sounds

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Observer

th0th

Date

August 31, 2014

Photos / Sounds

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Observer

th0th

Date

August 31, 2014

Description

Prefer open, wet habitats. Highest diversity on river banks.

Photos / Sounds

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Observer

jaykeller

Date

August 24, 2014 11:55 PM PDT

Photos / Sounds

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Observer

jaykeller

Date

August 24, 2014 07:36 PM PDT

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Observer

jaykeller

Date

August 24, 2014 07:47 PM PDT

Description

Photos / Sounds

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What

Bombardier Beetle Genus Brachinus

Observer

jaykeller

Date

August 24, 2014 07:33 PM PDT

Photos / Sounds

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Observer

jaykeller

Date

August 22, 2014 09:22 PM PDT

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Observer

jakob

Date

August 8, 2014

Photos / Sounds

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Observer

joshualincoln

Date

August 15, 2014

Photos / Sounds

What

Six-spotted Tiger Beetle Cicindela sexguttata

Date

June 17, 2014 04:14 PM EDT

Photos / Sounds

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Observer

jaykeller

Date

August 24, 2014 12:58 AM PDT
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Description from Wikipedia

Ground beetles are a large, cosmopolitan family of beetles, Carabidae, with more than 40,000 species worldwide, approximately 2,000 of which are found in North America and 2,700 in Europe.

No range data available.