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Ground beetle (Carabidae)Pheropsophus verticalis

Bombardier beetle at Cooleman Ridge

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Pheropsophus verticalis at Cooleman Ridge - 15 Aug 2018
Pheropsophus verticalis at Cooleman Ridge - 15 Aug 2018

Identification history

Ground beetle (Carabidae) Pheropsophus verticalis 20 Aug 2018 michaelb
Ground beetle (Carabidae) Pheropsophus verticalis 20 Aug 2018 RogerF
Unidentified 19 Aug 2018 SWishart

Author's notes

Under a log near a dam

3 comments

RogerF wrote:
   20 Aug 2018
A good find
RogerF wrote:
   20 Aug 2018
There are a number of videos showing the beetle blasting off its toxic spray
SWishart wrote:
   20 Aug 2018
Wow. Just watched a couple of videos and I'm glad I didn't know this when taking photos and that I obviously didn't get too close

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Nearby Sightings

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Junonia villida (Meadow Argus) at Cooleman Ridge - 4 Nov 2018 Habronestes sp. (genus) (An ant-eating spider) at Cooleman Ridge - 15 Aug 2018 Rhytidoponera metallica (Greenhead ant) at Cooleman Ridge - 15 Aug 2018
Junonia villida (Meadow Argus) at Cooleman Ridge - 4 Nov 2018
Habronestes sp. (genus) (An ant-eating spider) at Cooleman Ridge - 15 Aug 2018
Rhytidoponera metallica (Greenhead ant) at Cooleman Ridge - 15 Aug 2018

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Location

Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Rare or uncommon Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 Abundance
  • 15 Aug 2018 2:45 PM Recorded on
  • SWishart Recorded by
  • Website Reported via
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