Brachinus explodens (Duftschmid, 1812)
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