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Bombardier Beetle - Brachinus patruelis

Bombardier Beetle - Brachinus patruelis
Groton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
May 5, 2012
Size: 6mm

Moved from Bombardier Beetle.

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

This small (measured 6.5 mm) northeastern Brachinus is characterized by proportionately short elytra with sloped humerus and lateral border arcuate to apex.

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