Definition of Genus Brachinus
1. Noun. Bombardier beetles.
Generic synonyms: Arthropod Genus
Group relationships: Carabidae, Family Carabidae
Member holonyms: Bombardier Beetle
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Literary usage of Genus Brachinus
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1. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"... a non-commissioned officer in the British artillery ranking with a corporal. BOMBARDIER-BEETLE, or ARTILLERY-BEETLE, an insect of the genus Brachinus, ..."
2. The Monthly Review by Ralph Griffiths (1828)
"... a family of beetles, we are informed that the typical genus Brachinus, is endowed with a remarkable and singular property as a defence against the ..."
3. A Manual on the Study of Insects by John Henry Comstock, Anna Botsford Comstock (1895)
"The bombardier-beetles belong to the genus Brachinus, of which we have in this country about twenty- five species. They are very similar in appearance ..."
4. The Animal Kingdom Arranged in Conformity with Its Organization by Georges Cuvier, Edward Griffith, Charles Hamilton Smith, Edward Pidgeon, John Edward Gray, George Robert Gray (1832)
"... common to many other species of an analogous form, as well indigenous as exotic. It is with these insects that M. Weber has formed the genus Brachinus. ..."
5. Proceedings of the Davenport Academy of Sciences by Davenport Academy of Sciences (1889)
"... but the curious absence of any species of the genus Brachinus is worthy of note, since a number of them are found in the Canadian provinces to the ..."
6. Chambers's Encyclopædia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge for the People by Chambers, W. and R., publ (1876)
"... have no membranous wings beneath their elytra; those of the genus Brachinus have. Both are found chiefly under stones. The larger and more brilliant ..."