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Brachinus plagiatus
Reiche, 1868
Family: Carabidae
Size: 7.8 mm (6.0 to 9.0 mm)
Origin: From the western Mediterranean to the Middle East; from the Balkans to Hungary and Slovakia
Biology: Loves warmth in sunny but moist places.
When harassed, a corrosive liquid squirts out of the rear end with a bang
Location: Iran, Rood-bar-Ghazvin, 1200 m
leg.det. H.J.Mager, 15.V.1970
Photo: U.Schmidt, 2024

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