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Is this a bombardier beetle?

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Best Answer ANTS_KL , November 22 2021 - 8:17 PM

Yes, it's a bombardier beetle. Nice find! 

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#1 Offline SYUTEO - Posted November 22 2021 - 5:50 AM


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2cm long. Mostly black with yellow markings.



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Antkeeping since 2018   :)


My current list:

Camponotus parius x1, Camponotus irritans x1, Meranoplus bicolor x1, Lepisiota rothneyi x1,  Anochetus sp x1, Monomorium monomorium x1, Tetramorium cf lanuginosum x1, Odontomachus simillimus x2, Iridomyrmex anceps x1, Crematogaster sp x1, Solenopsis geminata x2, Paratopula sp x1, Trichomyrmex sp x1, Anochetus sp2 x1, Camponotus albosparsus x1, Tetramorium cf bicarinatum x1, Brachyponera sp x1, Mesoponera rubra x1, Colobopsis sp x2, Anoplolepis gracilipes x1, Colobopsis leonardi x1, cf Paratopula sp x1, Gnamptogenys sp x1


All ant journal: https://www.formicul...os-ant-journal/

#2 Offline ANTS_KL - Posted November 22 2021 - 8:17 PM   Best Answer


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Yes, it's a bombardier beetle. Nice find! 

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Ants epic :D
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My current ants: Nylanderia cf. kraepelini, Pheidole parva, Odontomachus simillimus, Tetramorium sp., Oecophylla smaragdina, Monomorium floricola, Pseudolasius streesemani, Camponotus parius, Iridomyrmex anceps, Solenopsis geminata, Pheidole cf. comata, Proatta butteli


Death count: idk there's too many that I've lost :(

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