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Anchomenus dorsalis (Pontoppidan, 1763)

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  • bicolor Geoffrey, 1785
  • cyanicollis Gebler, 1841
  • discophorus Chaudoir, 1842
  • infuscatus Chevrolat, 1854
  • marchicus Herbst, 1784
  • prasinus Thunberg, 1784
  • violaceus Thunberg, 1784
  • viridanus Fabricius, 1787
  • viridifulvus Goeze, 1777
  • viridis Gmelin, 1790
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Anchomenus (Anchomenus) dorsalis (Pontoppidan, 1763) E: AB AU BE BH BU CR CT CZ DE EN FI FR GB GE GR HU IR IT LA LS LT MA MD NL NT PL PT SK SL SP ST SV SZ UK YU N: MO A: AF ES FE JO KZ IN IQ SY TM TR UZ WS (Löbl, Smetana, 2003). Anchomenus dorsalis is a species of ground beetle in the subfamily Platyninae. It is found in Europe, the Middle East and Central Asia. This beetle forms aggregations of several individuals, often with beetles of the genus Brachinus. When disturbed it releases a volatile that contains undecane. Its coloration may be aposematic mimicry of the similarly colored Brachinus beetles it lives with, which emit a much more powerful antipredator volatile mix.
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