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Lantern bug

Pyrops sp. (whiteheadi?)

Description:

Planthoppers with elongated, upcurving, snout-like projection of the head. The wings are generally brightly patterned in contrasting colors

Habitat:

Sepilok, trees next to walkboard in Orangutan Rehabilitation Center.


No species ID suggestions

18 Comments

The MnMs
The MnMs 3 years ago

Thanks Dr Namgyal & Caleb! ;-)

CalebSteindel
CalebSteindel 3 years ago

Wow! Amazing series and belated congrats on the SOTD!

DrNamgyalT.Sherpa
DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 3 years ago

Congrats Marta for the SOTD! Beautiful spotting!

The MnMs
The MnMs 3 years ago

Thank you and Happy 2016!

LeanneGardner
LeanneGardner 3 years ago

Congratulations Marta!

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 3 years ago

Congratulations and Happy New Year Marta!

Congrats Marta!

The MnMs
The MnMs 3 years ago

Thank you all! It was already a wonderful gift to find them. It was really by chance that we saw them in a tree next to the walkboard exiting the orangutan rehabilitation center. We only saw these two in the whole trip! If you ever go to visit the orangutans in Sepilok pay attention to the surrounding forest. Lots of interesting things there! ...and BTW, Happy New Year to all and wishing you all many pretty spottings in 2016 :-)

SukanyaDatta
SukanyaDatta 3 years ago

Congratulations on the SOTD, Marta...a very well deserved early New Year Gift...looking forward to many more from you in 2016.

JillBlack
JillBlack 3 years ago

Love the colours Marta and congrats on SOTD

AshleyT
AshleyT 3 years ago

Congrats Marta, these beautiful insects have been chosen as Spotting of the Day!

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The MnMs
The MnMs 3 years ago

Thanks for your tips Agnes and Albert. I leave the question opened for a while in case more people has more ideas for the ID :-)

I think P. whiteheadi is correct : http://www.samuibutterflies.com/gallerie...

The MnMs
The MnMs 3 years ago

Albert, Thanks for your suggestion. I am still not sure about them being lampestris because they did not have the yellow segment, only yellow spots. It is hard to find the right id online :-)

The MnMs
The MnMs 3 years ago

Thanks Chris :-)

Chris Taklis
Chris Taklis 3 years ago

Awesome colors.

Sabah, Malaysia

Lat: 5.84, Long: 117.95

Spotted on Sep 24, 2015
Submitted on Dec 28, 2015

Reference

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