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Duliticola by Dark-Raptor Duliticola by Dark-Raptor
Duliticola sp. aka "Trilobite beetle" (Coleoptera: Lycidae). Still huge mystery for scientists. Disovered in 19th century, only 2 species were discribed to this day. There are more, but they can't be ID without males. In most cases, only neotenic females are known and possible males, tottaly different, were placed in another genus.
...yup, and entomologists are still not sure what these beetles eat :)
This specimen was found in tropical forest in Kinabalu, Borneo.

D700, Nikkor Micro 60/2.8D, SB-800 and SB-900
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HelenBurg Sep 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WOW!
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:iconrepare:
Interesting creature indeed, even im not big fan of bugs, this one truly does have an marvellous colouring.
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The-Rasmus-Raven Mar 1, 2013   General Artist
I love it, I've never seen one ^^
I love it's colors :D
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feldrand Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
in case you need a little contrast...
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feldrand Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
extremely cool creatures - i always had a faible for trilobites and the like - so this is very fascinating to see - thanx for sharing... :D
btw. i just saw this in someon's faves and HAD to look, haha... :D
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Dark-Raptor Jan 28, 2013  Professional Photographer
:)
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feldrand Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
:D
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:iconel-vaquero:
this is an alien organic or sumething amazing~!
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