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Lantern Fly (planthopper) and nymph

Lycorma delicatula

Description:

The adult is about 2cm and the nymph about 4~6mm.

Habitat:

Plants and trees that have tender twigs from which they can suck sap. These were in medium-high grasses in a field next to a wooded area.

Notes:

Despite being colorful, this is an invasive species from southern China. It is considered a pest and a threat to fruit trees.

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8 Comments

AudieWilkins
AudieWilkins 6 years ago

Glad you like it, Stacy. I thought it was pretty, too.

staccyh
staccyh 6 years ago

Lovely!

AudieWilkins
AudieWilkins 6 years ago

=}

Bhagya Herath
Bhagya Herath 6 years ago

wow!!! beautiful

RobThacker
RobThacker 6 years ago

Great images Audie

AudieWilkins
AudieWilkins 6 years ago

Thanks, guys! I'm glad you like them.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 6 years ago

Nice shots Audie. Congrats.

LaurenZarate
LaurenZarate 6 years ago

What a beauty.

AudieWilkins
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대전광역시 (Daejeon), Republic of Korea

Spotted on Jul 10, 2014
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