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Lantern Bug



Spotted in fruit orchard neighbouring a jungle reserve. Clear, pristine and unpolluted river stream nearby. Not fruit season. "Rudolph" was on a tree trunk by a trail - just chilling. We took multiple shots and he stayed there posing. Never seen in the area before. Local suggest that these at more common further up north in Belum, Perak. So, it was a rare find for us.


They are avid plant juice suckers, and are actually very peaceful species of plant-hoppers you can find on the tree trunks.


There are many different species to be found, with strikingly beautiful God-created design and variety of colors. Their unique characteristic is the elongated forehead or nose with colorful tips. But they are not lanterns and they don't produce lights as their common name suggests, unlike the fireflies.


KerryHawkins 8 years ago

Really cool looking insect. Nice photo kevogecko.

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 8 years ago


drP 8 years ago

Nice spotting. At a glance, it could be mistaken for a lichen. Remarkable insect.

FakawiTribe 8 years ago


Beautiful capture ,congrats,thanks for sharing and welcome to Project Noah :-)
I hope you like the site us much we do,there are many features you can explore,first you should read the where you have all the "rules" of Project Noah :-)
You have also a blog where we post articles from our best specialists in the diferents areas and also storys of wildlife "adventures" from our most knowened users.
There are also the chats for elp in the id process and to comment your's and other's spottings.
Attention when join local missions they have a range that is in the mission map,see first that before only can submit spotting in a mission if the photos where taken inside the mission range.
Enjoy your self,see you arround :-)

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Spotted on Mar 7, 2013
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