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Lantern Bug

Pyrops intricata

Description:

Pyrops candelaria (Laternaria candelaria and Fulgora candelaria in older literature) is a specie of planthopper that lives in Vietnam, Hong Kong, Laos, Thailand and other parts of southeast Asia. It is the type of the genus Pyrops erected by Spinola in 1839. Members of this genus are sometimes called lanternflies. Despite their name, lanternflies do not emit light. Like all lanternflies, P. candelaria feeds on plant sap (from longan and lychee trees, among others). Its long, slender proboscis is used to pierce tree bark to reach the sap.

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4 Comments

AlbertKang
AlbertKang 6 years ago

Thanks, @Dan for correcting the ID

dandoucette
dandoucette 6 years ago

Fantastic spotting Albert! Love this lantern bug. However, it's not Pyrops candelabria, it's P. intricata.

AlbertKang
AlbertKang 6 years ago

Thanks, @Leuba :)

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 6 years ago

lovely !

AlbertKang
Spotted by
AlbertKang

Malaysia

Spotted on Jun 30, 2014
Submitted on Jul 10, 2014

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