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 Post subject: Insect: Ground (Oogpister) Beatle
Unread postPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2013 8:21 pm 
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Can someone help with an ID of this beetle? Seen in Mokala in late October 2012.

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 Post subject: Re: Insect ID needed
Unread postPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2013 8:38 pm 
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Hi Arks.
This is a type of Oogpister beatle (translation for oogpister: eye-shooter) :D. The name derives from its defense mechanism of spraying a burning liquid in the eyes of its attacker.

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