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About 14 millimeters long, colored as shown.
Rocky slope in deciduous forest, dry upland forest. Found beetle under a sheet of tin (metal), placed as cover for snakes.
Bombardier beetles blast enemies with a potent cocktail of hot, explosive gas. There is an audible "pop," and a truly hot sensation if one blasts you while you are holding it.