Subject: Bombardier Beetle
Location: Madinah/Saudi Arabia
June 16, 2014 5:18 am
I’ve found this beetle roaming near the house at night, when held in a napkin it squirted a yellowish substance making a strange sound -almost like a high pitched or a whistle sound-
After a little bit of searching I’m almost certain that it’s from the Pherosophus family.
Can you give me a more accurate Identification of the specimen?
We agree that this sure looks like a Ground Beetle in the genus Pherosophus, based on this image that we located online at http://jcringenbach.free.fr/website/beetles/carabidae/Pheropsophus_africanus.htm.