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Brachinus elegans
Chaudoir, 1842
Family: Carabidae
Size: 7.7 mm (6.3 to 9.2 mm)
Origin: Southern Europe, Western Asia
Biology: A heat-loving but also moisture-loving species.
When harassed, a corrosive liquid squirts out of the rear end with a bang
Location: Austria, Lake Neusiedl, Podersdorf
leg.det. U.Schmidt, 4.VI.1975
Photo: U.Schmidt, 2024

 Brachinus elegans  (big)

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Brachinus elegans  (Wikimedia Commons)

Location List Coleoptera Austria  (Google Drive)

Locality List Carabidae Palaearctic Region  (Google Drive)