bombardier beetle

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beetle that ejects audibly a pungent vapor when disturbed

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Some beetles can be poisonous like bombardier beetles.
EVOLUTION I had written three pages on how insects are such good chemists, citing the silkworm sex attractant, and the bombardier beetle, spraying out hot hydrogen peroxide when threatened.
Effect of thermal and chemical components of bombardier beetle chemical defense: glossopharyngeal response in two species of toads (Bufo americanus, Bufo marinus).
The quinones produced by some bombardier beetles are the result of exothermic reactions that increase the temperature of the secretion to 100 [degrees]C (Eisner, 2003).
When it senses danger, the bombardier beetle fires a scorching spray from its rear abdomen.
The bombardier beetle has been a subject of interest for many years.
The structure of the defense system of the bombardier beetle is complex, consisting of twin, bilateral sets of secretory lobes, which connect via long tubes to collecting reservoirs, (each of which is surrounded by a thin layer of muscle).
Engineers looking for ways to re-ignite failed jet engines are studying the unique defence system of the bombardier beetle.
The rare bombardier beetle carries different explosive chemicals around in its abdomen, which only mix together when the beetle is provoked.
When another creature yanks on one of its legs or antennae, a bombardier beetle contracts muscles in glands that store chemical reactants in separate compartments.
The Bombardier beetle can shoot boiling hot chemicals at predators as a defence mechanism.
Some specific topics include biomimetics of gecko locomotion, a spray system inspired by the bombardier beetle, the golden ratio in fluid dynamics, and dissipative structures in nature and human systems.
Another toad species (Anaxyrus americanus) preys upon bombardier beetles (Carabidae) despite the potent chemical defenses of those beetles.
BOMBARDIER BEETLES carry explo-sive chemicals in their abdomens, which only mix together when the beetles are provoked.
BO B MBARDIER BOMBARDIER BEETLES carry explo-sive carry explo-sive chemicals in their abdomens, which only mix together when the beetles are provoked.