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Brachinus explodens
Duftschmid, 1812
Family: Carabidae
Size: 6.7 mm (4.5 to 7.5 mm)
Origin: Central and Southern Europe, Western Asia to Siberia
Biology: Loves warmth, in dry and sunny places.
When harassed, a corrosive liquid squirts out of the rear end with a bang
Location: Germany, Bavaria, Upper Franconia, Bindlach
leg.det. U.Schmidt, 1.V.1976
Photo: U.Schmidt, 2024

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Location List Coleoptera Germany Upper Franconia without Staphylinidae  (Google Drive)

Locality List Carabidae Palaearctic Region  (Google Drive)