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Definition of Bombardier beetle

Bombardier beetle
Bombardier Bom`bar*dier", n. [F. bombardier.] (Mil.) (a) One who used or managed a bombard; an artilleryman; a gunner. [Archaic] (b) A noncommissioned officer in the British artillery. Bombardier beetle (Zo["o]l.), a kind of beetle (Brachinus crepitans), so called because, when disturbed, it makes an explosive discharge of a pungent and acrid vapor from its anal glands. The name is applied to other related species, as the B. displosor, which can produce ten or twelve explosions successively. The common American species is B. fumans.

Meaning of Bombardier beetle from wikipedia

- Bombardier beetles are ground beetles (Carabidae) in the tribes Brachinini, Paussini, Ozaenini, or Metriini—more than 500 species altogether—which are...
- ground beetles, and produce noxious or even caustic secretions used to deter would-be predators. In some, commonly known as bombardier beetles, these...
- Ant nest beetles (subfamily Paussinae) or paussines, some members of which are known also as flanged bombardier beetles, are a large subfamily within the...
- O'Brien, Randolph Scott, Robert Ryan and Eddie Albert Bombardier beetle, insect of family Carabidae Bombardier Bitter, a beer brewed by Marston's in England...
- jessoensis, colloquially known as the Asian bombardier beetle (miidera beetle in ****an) is a species of ground beetle from ****an, North and South Korea, and...
- Brachinus fumans, the American bombardier beetle, is a species of ground beetle in the family Carabidae. It is found in North America. "Brachinus fumans...
- cellular structures is substantially greater than was known earlier. The bombardier beetle is able to defend itself by directing a spray of hot fluid at an attacker...
- included within Anthia) employ the same chemicals as ants: formic acid. Bombardier beetles have well-developed pygidial glands that empty from the sides of the...
- bicolor is a false bombardier beetle occurring in the eastern United States. Its mimicry of the colors and shape of a bombardier beetle help it evade predators...
- of polymer. The bombardier beetle has a device which allows it to shoot corrosive and foul-smelling bubbles at its enemies. The beetle produces and stores...
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