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Noun1.Brachinus - bombardier beetlesBrachinus - bombardier beetles      
arthropod genus - a genus of arthropods
Carabidae, family Carabidae - ground beetles
bombardier beetle - beetle that ejects audibly a pungent vapor when disturbed
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Brachinus (str.) efflans Dejean & Boisduval, 1829 Material examined.El Feidja: 3[masculinidad][masculinidad], 1[feminidad][feminidad], 08.III.2012.
(Tecumseh Sparrow) Spivet receives a call from the Smithsonian Institution letting him know that his drawing of the Carabidae brachinus beetle has won the prestigious Baird Award, he gladly accepts.
Brachinus, commonly known as the Bombardier Beetle, squirts a lethal mixture of hydroquinone and hydrogen peroxide into the face of its enemy.
I have enthused for decades on this family of beetles, and I think that although tiger beetles have their merits, the other groups show an extraordinary diversity of behavior: read about Brachinus, Lebia, Pheropsophus, Platynus, and Scarites in upcoming volumes, and Nebria and Scaphinotus in this volume, to begin to understand this diversity.
Biochemistry at 100 [degrees]C: explosive secretory discharge of bombardier beetles (Brachinus).
Abstract.--The Bombardier beetle (Brachinus sp., Metrius sp., Stenaptinus sp.) has been often studied due to its ability to synthesize and spray a hot, noxious combination of benzoquinones and oxygen.
Food limitation of reproduction and survival for populations of Brachinus (Coleoptera: Carabidae).