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18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Trilobite beetle

Trilobite bettles are a mysterious and prehestoric looking genus of beetles. Actually the big impressive forms like this one are all either larvae or adult females. The males remain tiny and look like a "normal" beetle with wings to fly, sightings of these seem to be extremely rare and can only be achieved by observing females and waiting until a male appears.

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Date Taken: 07.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Copyright: © Bernhard Schubert