genus Brachinus

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Noun1.genus Brachinus - bombardier beetlesgenus Brachinus - 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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Westwood interviewed a traveler returning from South America, and wrote that large beetles of the genus Brachinus "on being seized .