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Species Brachinus cyanipennis

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Adephaga (Ground and Water Beetles)
Family Carabidae (Ground Beetles)
Subfamily Brachininae
Genus Brachinus (Bombardier Beetle)
No Taxon (fumans group)
Species cyanipennis (Brachinus cyanipennis)
Explanation of Names
Brachinus cyanipennis Say 1823
Size
8-12 mm(1)
Identification
The most distinctive feature (magnifications required) are the extra long erect setae along elytral interval 3.
Range
e NA (NS-MB to SC-AL-TX-?NM)(2)