Amazing Trilobite beetle and look-alike

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  1. orionmystery

    orionmystery Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    My first Trilobite beetle, and I thought it was just another firefly larva just like the one I found about a month ago :D

    This was what I found a month ago. I got really excited thinking it was a Trilobte beetle. Turned out it was just a firefly larva, Lampyridae.
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    Firefly larva Lampyridae IMG_0668 copy by Kurt (orionmystery.blogspot.com), on Flickr

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    Firefly larva, Lampyridae IMG_0699 copy by Kurt (orionmystery.blogspot.com), on Flickr

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    Firefly larva, Lampyridae IMG_0721 copy by Kurt (orionmystery.blogspot.com), on Flickr

    Now the real Trilobite beetle. Ironically, I wasn't excited when my friend showed me the beetle, thinking it was just another firefly larva :D

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    Trilobite beetle...IMG_2574 copy by Kurt (orionmystery.blogspot.com), on Flickr

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    Trilobite beetle...IMG_2586 copy by Kurt (orionmystery.blogspot.com), on Flickr

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    Trilobite beetle...IMG_2609 copy by Kurt (orionmystery.blogspot.com), on Flickr

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    Great images!!
     
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    Wow, beautiful bugs and images.
     
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    I've never seen anything like those crazy-looking bugs. Your second image is my favorite of the six. The limb may as well be my finger... creepy!
     
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    Josh220 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Strange creatures.

    I hope you had plenty of Poke'balls with you.
     
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    Maybe I'll talk the wife into taking a photo safari to Malaysia next year.... Once again, some pretty cool bugs and nice shots!
     
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    PixelRabbit A naughty little bunny...

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    Those are so neat! Great captures!
     
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    OrionMystery, what's the scale of those bugs? 1 cm or thereabouts, or smaller?
     
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    Beautiful shots, as always! :)
     
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    Thanks for looking and commenting, eldruida, pgriz, PixelRabbit, Infinite_Day, Josh, KyraLamb, Dracaena, Charlie.

    pgriz - both were about 1.5 inches long.
     

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