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Brachinus sp.
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Coleoptera
Family: Carabidae
Subfamily: Brachininae
Genus: Brachinus
Weber, 1801

Brachinus is a genus of ground beetle native to the Nearctic, Palearctic, the Near East and North Africa. Beetles in this genus are commonly referred to as bombardier beetles. The genus contains the following species:[1]


  1. ^ "Brachinus Weber, 1801: 22". Carabidae of the World. 2011. Retrieved 24 Jun 2011. 

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