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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