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Bombardier Beetle - Brachinus cyanipennis

Bombardier Beetle - Brachinus cyanipennis
Groton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
May 7, 2011
Size: 8.4mm
Found under bark on a stump near a swamp.

Moved
Moved from Bombardier Beetle.
Thanks Peter. All these Brachinus are too hard for me to tell apart.

Brachinus cyanipennis
based on my microscopic examination of this specimen which is now a photo-voucher in the P.W.Messer collection. Thanks Tom.

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