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Aptinus bombarda
(Illiger, 1800)
Family: Carabidae
Size: 12.0 mm (9.0 to 15.0 mm)
Origin: South Eastern Europe, South Central Europe
Biology: Lives montane to subalpine in forests.
When harassed, a corrosive liquid squirts out of the rear end with a bang
Location: Austria, envir. Lake Neusiedl
leg. W.Budberg, 30.VI.1960; det. U.Schmidt, 1978
Photo: U.Schmidt, 2024

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