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Intricate Lantern Bug

Pyrops intricata


large colourful fulgorid planthopper


tropical rainforest


For me Lantern Bugs (Pyrops species) are the most fascinating of insects. Their colour combinations and giant 'horn' are an endless source of eye candy. Plus their elusive nature make them very hard to spot. I have been looking for one (in particular the species in this spotting) ever since I first learned about them on Noah a few years ago. I was so happy to spot not one, but two species just 10 days before I left SE Asia in the spring. This species and the story behind it, inspired me so much, that I turned one of my photos into a tattoo recently. I spotted this in Kubah national park.

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Dan Doucette
Dan Doucette 9 years ago

Thanks everyone for the kind comments!

Sew 9 years ago

Wanna see this fellow some day....awesome Dan..

alicelongmartin 9 years ago

Very nice Dan.

TeresaBurke 9 years ago

Wow! I have never seen such a thing!!! Amazing!!

JillBlack 9 years ago

Beautiful insect and series...great spotting Dan

Daniel-CR 9 years ago

SO cool !! TFS !

zaidirazak 9 years ago

nice on my wishlist :D

Jolly Ibañez
Jolly Ibañez 9 years ago

Beautiful pictures. Remarkable patience you have taking these beautiful pics

Dan Doucette
Dan Doucette 9 years ago

Thanks Luis, pam, Benno, Viv and Rieko. I'm glad everyone is liking this as much as I do.

RiekoS 9 years ago

Beautiful series.

VivBraznell 9 years ago


Benno Ibold
Benno Ibold 9 years ago

Simply beautiful

pamsai 9 years ago

Love the photo you made top photo... Really cool...

LuisStevens 9 years ago

Beautiful series Dan!

Dan Doucette
Dan Doucette 9 years ago

Thanks Rob and venus. I still have a lot in my archives from my last trip. I've always loved the second photo too and changed it to the first.

Caleb Steindel
Caleb Steindel 9 years ago

fantastic pics dan, love the second one ;)

RobThacker 9 years ago

Thanks for bringing this one out from your archives Dan, image 2 looks so much like an old oil lamp complete with flame.

Dan Doucette
Dan Doucette 9 years ago

Thanks kel and Marta. Yes pam, similar but a different species for sure.

The MnMs
The MnMs 9 years ago

You have also got your! :-)

pamsai 9 years ago

Ah Dan, thanks... I think this is just what I have here, though probably a diff species!

Sckel 9 years ago

wonderful, dan.

Dan Doucette
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Dan Doucette


Spotted on Mar 11, 2014
Submitted on Jun 7, 2014

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