Bombardier Beetles explained: How their machine gun-like mechanism works

Bombardier Beetles (brachynus crepitans), illustration

A lot of predators may have known by now to stay clear of the Bombardier beetle. The name itself connotes what kind of reception one will get when they threaten this tiny but war-ready insect. Since it always feel threaten, its trigger happy. If any predator is unlucky enough and would try to make it […]

Watch out: Bombardier Beetles come fully armed with machine guns


A beetle species with a built in machine gun at its rear end and spray attackers when under fire sounds like a twisted  plot from a sci-fi movie.  But the truth is, they really do exist. No matter what the occasion is, the bombardier beetle always feels danger.  Researchers have discovered that the miniscule bug […]