These South American fluorescent cockroaches use their glowing spots — really pits of bioluminescent bacteria — to mimic the markings of a toxic beetle, so predators will pass them by. More importantly, though, they look exactly like Jawas.

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Look, it’s even wearing a little bandolier!

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The picture on the right, of the roach under fluorescent light, is possibly EVE from WALL-E.

But that’s just camouflage; the Jawa drag is this critter’s real look. Which, if you think about it, explains a lot. A recent study found that luminescent roaches, and other land-dwelling luminous creatures, emerged on the planet surprisingly recently — no more than 65 million years. I think it’s obvious why: They traveled here a long time ago from a galaxy far, far away. And the fact that no specimens have been found in ages — that’s not because the volcano they lived on erupted two years ago. It’s because they decided to return to Tattooine.

And their migration probably looked like this:

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(Sorry, I’ve maxed out my Star Wars jokes. All Spaceballs from here on out.)