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Duliticola III by Dark-Raptor Duliticola III by Dark-Raptor
Duliticola sp. (Coleoptera: Lycidae) feeding on rottened wood.

D700, Nikkor Micro 60/2.8D, SB-800 and SB-900
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:iconoctoboy-the-8th:
Octoboy-the-8th Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014
Bright red on black sure is dramatic! The spikes help quite a bit. Quite the beauties, lovely pair of beetles! 
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:icontitanattack:
Titanattack Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So cool!
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:iconnatakiro:
Natakiro Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing photograph! You captured the details so very well; stunning work. :D
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:icondark-raptor:
Dark-Raptor Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thanks :)
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:iconnatakiro:
Natakiro Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome! :D
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:icontherobopotato:
TheRoboPotato Featured By Owner May 26, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
awesome
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:iconbryd013:
Bryd013 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Some insects really should belong to the alien world, even them. Great shot and find though :)
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:icondark-raptor:
Dark-Raptor Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thanks :)
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:iconaglimpseofme:
AGlimpseOfMe Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013  Professional General Artist
Wow, those are some weird looking little creatures.
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:iconthe-rasmus-raven:
The-Rasmus-Raven Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013   General Artist
Wow!!
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:iconzewqt:
ZeWqt Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012
The biggest one is a female isn't it?
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:icondark-raptor:
Dark-Raptor Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Professional Photographer
I'm not sure. Both can be females (one much younger) but also the smaller one can be last larval instar male.
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:iconthesober:
THESoBeR Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
seem poison
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:icondark-raptor:
Dark-Raptor Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Professional Photographer
It is possible. Most lycids are brightly coloured, some of them may be poisonous. I'm not sure if Duliticola is, but other animals may think that it is :)
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ORHplus Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
How you find this awesome beetles? They seems like phantasy monster from a Videogame! Love the colors, are they dangerous?
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:icondark-raptor:
Dark-Raptor Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thanks.

When other people look up, I always look under my feet :)
I believe they are totally harmless.
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:iconsound-sasuke:
sound-sasuke Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013
That's what I do too! XD I love arthropods!
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:iconpatito92:
Patito92 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
So odd, it looks almost unearthly. Then again, most insects do :P
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:iconweblednomore:
weblednomore Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
wow life gets so weird they look like trillobites
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:icondark-raptor:
Dark-Raptor Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Professional Photographer
This is the reason why they are called "trilobite beetles" :)
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:iconweblednomore:
weblednomore Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012
i love em' people try to make themselves unique with smoke and mirrors(myself included) these guys are born that way very inspirational
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:iconzwammy:
zwammy Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
Great shot of a unique critter!
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:iconevilangeljs:
EvilAngelJS Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
That's a pretty interesting looking bug.
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:icondunadan-from-bag-end:
Dunadan-from-Bag-End Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Coleoptera?! wow... aż ciężko uwierzyć...
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:icondark-raptor:
Dark-Raptor Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Professional Photographer
No właśnie, trochę dziwaczny jak na swoją grupę. Ale podobnie jest u naszych świetlików i pozostałych Lycidae. Nawet larwy są odrobinę podobne, choć bez tych kolców i kolorów.
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LemnosExplorer Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Professional Artist
:worship::worship::worship::worship::worship::worship::worship::worship::worship:

never seen such insect before
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:icondark-raptor:
Dark-Raptor Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Professional Photographer
:)

You must visit Asia :)
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:iconlintu47:
lintu47 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello :wave:
You have been featured in my weekly dA love for everyone! article.
Have a nice day :huggle:
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:icondark-raptor:
Dark-Raptor Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thanks :)
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:iconlintu47:
lintu47 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
My pleasure :happybounce:
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KIARAsART Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Professional General Artist
Do you know the old Star Trek series/ films? There is this one scene where something, looking like these animals, is used as a weapon by the Klingons. They enter your brain... ;D
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:icondark-raptor:
Dark-Raptor Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Professional Photographer
Who knows. Maybe I had a lot of luck when I was taking that shot... damn... I feel something moving in my brain :D :D

Star Trek rulez! :)
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:iconoblivionichigo:
OblivionIchigo Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
Wow that is an amazing looking beetle.
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:iconvonborowsky:
vonBorowsky Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
What a strange creature!
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:iconalexandersmantids:
AlexandersMantids Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome!
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:iconzuzbla:
ZuzBla Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Is that male and female?
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:icondark-raptor:
Dark-Raptor Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Professional Photographer
I think both are females, or this larger one is adult female and the smaller one is male larva (last instar).
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:iconzuzbla:
ZuzBla Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love such enigmatic animals. Is it protected? I would say in Borneo there is an acute threat of habitat destruction...
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:icondark-raptor:
Dark-Raptor Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Professional Photographer
This insects are very common in mountain rainforests and they are not protected. But You are right. Forests there dissapear with dramatic speed, some scientists say that in the next 10 years most of them will be destroyed.
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:iconzuzbla:
ZuzBla Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hell, that's sad.
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raido-ehwaz Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Professional Photographer
crazy spikes! thanks for sharing these :)
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:iconsnatchmind:
SnatchMind Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wow, i didnt know there are such insects!! :O lol
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