Platerodrilus(Previously Duliticola) is a genus within Lycidae that are commonly referred to as Trilobite Beetles. The common name is derived from the appearance of the females (above), which remain in the larval form during adulthood, a process known as neoteny.
Trilobite beetles are usually found on the surface of rotting logs in lowland primary forest, where their diet is thought to consist of fungi, rotting plant matter and slime moulds. For such an interesting genus, very little is known about their life cycles and there has been minimal taxonomic work regarding the males of the species, which are illusive.
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- Tioman Island, Malaysia.
Mealworms: dry grainy farts. Dad farts
Superworms: dry smooth boys
Crickets: hell, corpses and trash milkshake
Locusts: tiny coffee beans
Dubia roaches: mild cat piss and sweat
Waxworms: bark and nuts
Silkworms: mulberry sewage
Butterworms: oranges, nice! Good boys
Blue bottle fly larvae: powdered milk and death
Fruit beetle larvae: soil, sin and vomit
Earthworms: organic. Natural. Healthy.
Springtails: bro how do you even
Isopods: eat all the bad smells, good boys