Bombardier beetles were generally about 4 feet (1.2 meters) long.
Unlike many beetles, bombardier beetles were solely carnivores, feeding mostly on carrion and gathering carcasses as places to lay their eggs.
Bombardier beetles were often solitary creatures. They dwelt in forests.
Bombardier beetles were able to expel acid from their rear ends. The sound of the beetle expelling acid could be deafening. They could also emit a fire cloud to protect themselves, a few times per day.
The substances inside the beetle could be retrieved from a dead specimen to create small explosives.
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