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Female of Platerodrilus paradoxus, Trilobite Beelte. She is black with bright orange edges and spots on her back. Around 6 cm in length. Surprisingly, saw quite a few of them during my night walk.
The Trilobite Beetle has a very interesting aspect, Females retains their larvae form throughout her whole life and can grow to as big as 6 cm while they Males will transform to the regular Beetle look with wings and will just be less than 1 cm in size.
Spotted on Sep 2, 2014
Submitted on Sep 12, 2014
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