This species is a member of the Ground Beetle family which is large and diverse. They can be found in woodlands, backyards and moist areas. They meander along rocks, logs and leaf litter, and may be active at night as well as daytime.
Details of the:
False Bombardier Beetle
Common name: False Bombardier Beetle
Scientific Name: Galerita sp.
Other Names: Slender Ground Beetle
Size (Adult, Length): 17mm to 25mm (0.67in to 0.98in)
Identifying Colors: black, orange
Additional Descriptors: ridged, flying
North American Reach (Though Not Limited To*): Alabama; Alaska; Arizona; Arkansas; California; Colorado; Connecticut; Delaware; Florida; Georgia; Hawaii; Idaho; Illinois; Indiana; Iowa; Kansas; Kentucky; Louisiana; Maine; Maryland; Massachusetts; Michigan; Minnesota; Mississippi; Missouri; Montana; Nebraska; Nevada; New Hampshire; New Jersey; New Mexico; New York; North Carolina; North Dakota; Ohio; Oklahoma; Oregon; Pennsylvania; Rhode Island; South Carolina; South Dakota; Tennessee; Texas; Utah; Vermont; Virginia; Washington; West Virginia; Wisconsin; Wyoming; Alberta; British Columbia; Manitoba; New Brunswick; Newfoundland and Labrador; Nova Scotia; Ontario; Prince Edward Island; Quebec; Saskatchewan; Mexico
* Keep in mind that an insect's reach is not limited by lines on a map and therefore may appear in areas/regions/states beyond those listed above.