Brachininae

Belongs within: Conjunctae. The Brachininae, bombadier beetles, are a group of ground beetles capable of explosively emitting a defensive spray from the abdominal apex. They are most diverse in the tropics, particularly in Africa. Larvae of at least some species are ectoparasitoids of other insects with Brachinus attacking pupae of water beetles and Pheropsophus feeding… Continue reading Brachininae