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Trilobite Beetle

Duliticola hoiseni


For my 3000th spotting, I choose this Trilobite beetle. I've been fascinated by these beetles ever since I saw my first one on PN a few years ago. Fellow spotter Jason Alexander and I found a few of these in Grand Forest Park in the city of Bandung.


forest, urban


I was thrilled to finally spot a Trilobite beetle. I love their prehistoric look. We were bombarded by thirsty mosquitoes when we spotted these and I wasn't prepared for that. It was a challenge to get some decent photos while being eaten alive, but this was the best I could do. Thanks again to Jason and his family for their hospitality and bringing me to the park.

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37 Comments (1–25)

Jetnosfreak 3 years ago


syzygy 3 years ago

I cannot believe, this is from Earth...

Thanks let me know about them! ( :

Dan Doucette
Dan Doucette 9 years ago

Thanks a lot Gilma.

Congratulations on 3000 spottings and SOTD, dandoucette, this Trilobite is one of many fantastic spottings you have share, thank you .

Dan Doucette
Dan Doucette 9 years ago

Thanks a lot for SOTD and everyone's kind comments. Thanks Sergio, some high praise there. I look forward to the next 3000 spots!

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 9 years ago

Congratulations, Dan. Not only 3,000 is a great milestone, but you have one of the most beautiful collections of PN. I love them all. Fotis Angel, please go to the FAQ section ( ), there you'll find all info you need to start in Project Noah.

FotisAngel 9 years ago

very nice spotting indeed.found one my self in langkawi malaysia in december new to this project.where can i upload my photo and also some others found there?

Maria dB
Maria dB 9 years ago

Congratulations - very nice spotting. Especially like the third photo.

outsidegirl0 9 years ago

congrats dandoucette!

Bhagya Herath
Bhagya Herath 9 years ago

Awesome capture Dan.... Congrats .....

BirdBrain 9 years ago


Mr Ray
Mr Ray 9 years ago

Wow This is so AMAZING!

rams4d 9 years ago

Congrats, spotting of the day !!!

Dilan Chathuranga
Dilan Chathuranga 9 years ago

Congrats Dan on your SOTD & 3000 spotting!!!

MacChristiansen 9 years ago

Congrats Dan on your SOTD

Congratulations on SOTD and 3,000.

The MnMs
The MnMs 9 years ago

Congratulations! Is a very unique spotting! Also on reaching 3000!

staccyh 9 years ago

Congrats Dan! Great find :)

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 9 years ago

Well deserved SOTD, Dan. Congratulations !

SukanyaDatta 9 years ago


KarenL 9 years ago

Congrats Dan - your awesome 3000th spotting is Spotting of the Day! The trilobite beetle's armor-plating provides it with excellent protection from predators.


lori.tas 9 years ago

Congratulation, and thanks for all your hard work.

Cheers, Lori

Sckel 9 years ago

Congratulations, Dan.

TKBotting 9 years ago

What an incredible critter -- great photos!

Dan ,3000th AWESOME spottings,wow,great choice for the occasion,congrats and thanks for sharing your amazing collection with all of us

Dan Doucette
Spotted by
Dan Doucette

Jawa Barat, Indonesia

Spotted on Dec 8, 2013
Submitted on Jul 6, 2014

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