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Brachinus crepitans (Linné, 1758)
Family: Carabidae
Size: 7.4 mm (6.0 to 10.5 mm)
Origin: Europe, West Asia
Biology: On clayey and calcareous, sunny ground.
When harassed, a corrosive liquid squirts out of the rear end with a bang
Location: Germany, Bavaria, Upper Franconia, Weismain, Kleinziegenfelder valley
leg.det. U.Schmidt, 15.V.1984
Photo: U.Schmidt, 2024

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