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Species Brachinus elongatulus

F. Carabidae ? - Brachinus elongatulus Which Black & orange Beetle - Brachinus elongatulus Bombadier beetle - Brachinus elongatulus   - Brachinus elongatulus Brachinus - Brachinus elongatulus Brachinus elongatulus Chaudoir - Brachinus elongatulus Brachinus - Bombardier Beetle - Brachinus elongatulus Brachinus elongatulus? - Brachinus elongatulus
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 (texanus group)
Species elongatulus (Brachinus elongatulus)
Explanation of Names
Brachinus (Neobrachinus) elongatulus Chaudoir, 1876
It differs from very similar B. texanus, B. elongatulus in that it has notably a
limited southwestern range;
elytra distinctly broader (but equally elongated) and with
more prominent costae (glabrous longitudinal ridges);
color of elytra with bluish reflection (may not be visible at all angles, not grey-greenish);
tarsi more likely to be darker.
The styli of the female ovipositor are rounded apically ending in obtuse points, not acutely narrowing as in female B. texanus.
OR-CA-TX-OK / south to Oaxaca, Mexico
May-Sept (BG data)
See Also
- Range: TX-FL-MA-ND
Brachinus texanus Chaudoir
Det. Drew A. Hildebrandt