Copyright: Per Hoffmann Olsen

Brachinus explodens (Duftschmid, 1812)

Brachinus explodens

Did you know: The Bombardier Beetles, more than 500 species worldwide, are capable of defending themselves by spraying a hot gas against the attacker.

The damage of the hot gas can be fatal to attacking insects. The gas also has a foul smell which will keep predators away.

  • English: Small bombardier beetle
  • German/Austrian: Kleiner Bombardierkäfer
  • Danish: Lille Bombardérbille
  • Image: 1920x1080
  • Location: Austria, Niederösterreich, Neunkirchner Allé
  • Date: 06/05/2008
  • Copyright: Per Hoffmann Olsen
  • Camera: Canon EOS 30D
  • Lens: Sigma 150mm APO Macro

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