English Name: Trilobite Beetle
Scientific Name: Platerodrilus dulticola
Rarity Level: ★★
Description: Trilobite Beetles have very special characteristic of appearance. As the name refers to, they resembles trilobite, a group of extinct marine arthropod. If you have even been to natural history museum, they are mostly the first thing everyone spots as common fossil!
Although they look very similar, no, they are not actual living fossil. They are actually an insect, and they are commonly known as net-winged beetles as their adult stage has net-shape wings.
They are found in Indonesia, and your insect is from Mountain Arfak of West Papua. They feed on decomposing wood, fungi, and slime algae, so they are valuable insects to forest ecosystem. Why? Because they clean up the dead plants and animals, so that forest can breathe! Isn't this amazing?
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