Subject: Bug Indentity
Location: Wichita, Ks
January 24, 2017 4:05 am
I found this in washer. My roommate has been issues with bugs. I just wondered what this was because I’ve never seen one before. Thanks!
This fascinating beetle is a Bombardier Beetle in the genus Brachinus. and according to BugGuide: “Adults have chemical defenses, ejecting toxic, foul-smelling gases from their abdomen with a loud popping sound. The explosive brew is composed of hydrogen peroxide, hydroquinone, and catalytic enzymes.”