animals, animals, animals

Paying homage to the wonderful, unusual and diverse world of animals. I make no claim to content ownership. Sources are credited (with links) whenever possible — on both unique posts & re-blogs. Any post will be removed upon request (please provide URL link to the post/page). Enjoy! Email: animalworldtumblrblog@gmail.com Twitter: @animalworldtoo


Links   Ask me anything   Submit
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

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

Notes

  1. sukisukiloves reblogged this from eating-mischa
  2. eating-mischa reblogged this from animalworld
  3. gingeronwinter reblogged this from animalworld
  4. obeythepizzapolice reblogged this from haectemporasunt
  5. haectemporasunt reblogged this from animalworld
  6. helluhkelluh reblogged this from animalworld
  7. partygetsmewetterr reblogged this from animalworld
  8. itsunderyourbed reblogged this from mantisbones
  9. mantisbones reblogged this from animalworld
  10. microkrill reblogged this from rzinz
  11. rzinz reblogged this from animalworld and added:
    Hello new favorite insect
  12. chelcicruel reblogged this from kosmonauttihai
  13. shinygoonsack reblogged this from pumpkinrat
  14. wookieebutt reblogged this from oneheadtoanother
  15. meganasaurus reblogged this from oneheadtoanother
  16. oneheadtoanother reblogged this from 14-billion-years-later
  17. ambivalentchef reblogged this from wigmund
  18. explosionsoflife reblogged this from rhamphotheca
  19. wigmund reblogged this from rhamphotheca
  20. kujakuramblings reblogged this from rhamphotheca
  21. sadnessfactory reblogged this from 14-billion-years-later
  22. xenocerebral reblogged this from 14-billion-years-later