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Unidentified at suppressed - 29 Oct 2022
Unidentified at suppressed - 29 Oct 2022
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Identification history

Pheropsophus verticalis 17 Nov 2022 trevorpreston
Unidentified 29 Oct 2022 trevorpreston

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Beetle 12-13mm, puffs out air when threatened.

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   17 Nov 2022
This Beetle is Pheropsophus verticalis, bombardier beetle. ID thanks to Kim Pullen, beetle expert and moderator for Canberra Nature Map.

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Sighting information

  • 1 Abundance
  • 29 Oct 2022 08:34 AM Recorded on
  • trevorpreston Recorded by

Additional information

  • 12mm to 25mm Animal size
  • Alive / healthy Animal health

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