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TRILOBITE BEETLE (female) (Duliticola hoiseni) - ©Richard-Seaman.com
Duliticola is a genus of beetles of the family Lycidae. It is named after Mount Dulit in Borneo, (though this one was photographed in Malayasia) 
The females stay in the larval form and are about 40–80 mm in length. 
They have a flat dark body with large scales over the head, resembling trilobites. 
Hence the informal names “Trilobite beetle”, "Trilobite larva" or "Sumatran Trilobite larva”.
The males are much smaller, 8–9 mm, with a beetle like appearance. 
Most  are found in tropical rainforests, notably in India and South-east  Asia.
Fact Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trilobite_beetle
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Broad Head Sharpshooter Leafhopper 
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TRILOBITE BEETLE (female) (Duliticola hoiseni) - ©Richard-Seaman.com

  • Duliticola is a genus of beetles of the family Lycidae. It is named after Mount Dulit in Borneo, (though this one was photographed in Malayasia)
  • The females stay in the larval form and are about 40–80 mm in length.
  • They have a flat dark body with large scales over the head, resembling trilobites.
  • Hence the informal names Trilobite beetle”, "Trilobite larva" or "Sumatran Trilobite larva.
  • The males are much smaller, 8–9 mm, with a beetle like appearance.
  • Most are found in tropical rainforests, notably in India and South-east Asia.

Fact Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trilobite_beetle

Other Photos you may enjoy:

Broad Head Sharpshooter Leafhopper

Bomb Dropping Swima Worm

Zombie Creating Jewel Wasp

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