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Trilobite Beetle

Trilobite Beetle
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Copyright: jitti coowanitwong (jcoowanitwong) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1679 W: 0 N: 3120] (13754)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-06-06
Categories: Insects
Camera: Olympus E510, ZUIKO DIGITAL 35 mm1:3.5 Macro
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/80 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-12-16 8:59
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Points: 32
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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Coleoptera
Family: Lycidae
Genus: Duliticola
Species: D. hoiseni
The trilobite beetle (Duliticola hoiseni) is an endangered species. It can be found in Southeast Asia. The trilobite beetles got their name because they look like the extinct trilobites (phylum Arthropoda, class Trilobita).

The trilobite beetle in the picture is resting on a rotten wood in a glass cage. The light is very low to simulate the natural habitat of damp forest floor.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-12-16 9:05]

Hi Jitti,great capture of this strange and rare guest of TN,a very good pic,just the tail is a little out of focus,impressive perspective and colors,i like it!Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

Hi Jitti,
Interesting beetle & seen this 1st time on TN.
Fine macro shot captured with good details & sharpness from a nice POV.
Well done & TFS.

Hello Jitti,
The real trilobites were common in the seas of the Devonian and became extinct at the end of that period. They were up to 20cm in length - the ones I have seen anyway. This beetle has an uncanny resemblance with them, hence the name, I am sure. Is this a frist on TN? Best wishes.

Interesting photo jitti! Amazing beetle!

This is an incretdible creature, a most unusual looking beetle. Very good setting and detail.
Thanks for sharing.
regards yiannis

NEVER saw a beetle like this before, looks prehistoric to me! Thanks for sharing

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-12-17 4:44]

Hello Jitti,
What a strange beetle. Beautiful natural colours and a very good sharp focus on the head. Nice DOF and composition.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2011-12-17 5:15]
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hello Jitti,
An amazing creature this Trilobite beetle! They seem to come from ages far away...Good pose of the beetle, focus could have been improved may be with another choice of f/value. An interesting posting!
Thanks and kind regards

amazing and stragne beetle, TFS Ori

Ciao JC, great macro of strange creature, I never see before, thanks, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2011-12-17 22:14]

Hello Jitti,
With good use of flash this is a fine capture of this unusual species of beetle. The details a of the head and front part of the body are well seen with nice sharpness and colours from a good POV.
Thanks and best regards,

Hi Jitti

What an amazing insect. Great catch and good shot, I like the reproduced natural feel and sharpness.


Gran documento. Nunca había visto esta rara especie.
Buena luz y colores; un excelente trabajo.
Saludos Jitti: Josep Ignasi.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2011-12-19 7:15]

Hello Jitti,
A fine capture of this interesting species taken from a fine POV and I like the light and colours.
Good focus on the head and well composed.
TFS and best regards, Ulla

hello Jitti
Great details of this strange insect for my
nice pose to see this one very good
thanks greeting lou

Hello Jitti

Beautiful photo with fine POV, DOF and framing,
excellent focus sharpness and details, beautiful light,



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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2012-02-02 5:45]

Sawasdee Ka Jitti
such a spe ial eetle. Never seen it before. exciting top view with shaerpness well retained.
very lovely speci


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