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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, Lepisiota rothneyi x1,  Anochetus sp x1, Monomorium monomorium x1,  Solenopsis geminata x1, Paratopula sp x1, Trichomyrmex cf mayri x1, Anochetus sp2 x1, Gnamptogenys sp (Stictoponera) x1, Camponotus albosparsus x2, Carebara affinis x1


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


Will be cleaning up the ACAF sometime in the future.

#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
YouTube: https://m.youtube.co...uKsahGliSH7EqOQ

My current ants: Camponotus cf. arrogans (likely unmated), Camponotus cf. irritans (dealate), 2x Camponotus parius (dealate), Meranoplus bicolor (dealate), Odontomachus rixosus, Paratopula sp. (likely unmated), Pheidole cf. noda, Solenopsis geminata


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

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