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Trilobite Beetle

Duliticola hoiseni


Spotted in tropical rain forest, Java, Indonesia.

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Trilobite Beetle
Duliticola hoiseni

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Marsya Christyanti
Marsya Christyanti 9 years ago

Maybe because we rarely encounter them, Mayra. As I know, it's an endangered species. you can read martinI's comment for more information about this species. this far, I have only found few researches about Duliticola sp. All of them is done on Singapore. Surely Indonesian researchers have a lot of task to do about this species since our tropical forest that contains Duliticolas are threatened by deforestation.

MayraSpringmann 9 years ago

Uau, very diferent!

Marsya Christyanti
Marsya Christyanti 9 years ago

terima kasih yaa

dedes 9 years ago

bagus it!

Marsya Christyanti
Marsya Christyanti 9 years ago

yoi. thank you wendy :o

achmmad 9 years ago

This what you've told me about. Amazing! Luar Biasa!

Marsya Christyanti
Marsya Christyanti 9 years ago

Terima kasih banyak

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 9 years ago

Luar biasa!

Marsya Christyanti
Marsya Christyanti 9 years ago

zhabiz, this is real species, called trilobite beetle :D

martinl, thank you very much for the information :D For me, this species is an evidence that nature still keeps a lot of mystery to discover. By the way, do you know where I can get more information about this species?

MartinL 9 years ago

The trilobite beetle is a type of firefly beetle. In some groups the females are mature at the larval stage and miss their transformation at metamorphasis. Like bagworms (moths) and tussock moths and scale insects (hemiptera - that do not technically metmorphasize anyway) the females remain wingless throughout life and look odd. This is not a trilobite at all but a modern, bizarre wingless beetle. Excellent spotting!

LarsKorb 9 years ago

looks real a living fossil

zhabiz 9 years ago

Wow! Is this an alien insect from a sci fi movie or what?!

Marsya Christyanti
Marsya Christyanti 9 years ago

Wow, thanks NachoGamboa! 'Trilobite' beetle, sounds very ancient.

ClementDufour 9 years ago

very strange

Marsya Christyanti
Marsya Christyanti 9 years ago

Yeah, its segmented shields is very unique. I've never seen this before

KarenL 9 years ago

No idea but looks very interesting!

Daerah Khusus Ibu Kota Jakarta, Indonesia

Spotted on Jan 28, 2012
Submitted on Jan 30, 2012

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