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Ornate Lanternfly

Phrictus quinquepartitus


Saw this on a guided tour around the La Selva Biological Research Center, Costa Rica. It was hiding in a crevice in a tree. Fulgorid Planthopper, commonly called a Lanternfly

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pamsai 7 years ago

Hi induruh, nor sure what E.T, :D means...

pamsai 7 years ago

thanks Ignacio Gamboa...

Leonardo Castro
Leonardo Castro 7 years ago

Outstanding spotting! Great work, pamsai!! Here is my another "version" of it:

Thanks for sharing, friend!

pamsai 7 years ago

Yes Rieko it is a hopper. Seems like I forgot to add it to the hopper mission. Added it!

RiekoS 7 years ago

Very interesting. This is hopper, right?

pamsai 7 years ago

Thanks Yasser. What an honour to have a comment from you!

pamsai 7 years ago

thanks Maria and eulalia rubio...

Ignacio Gamboa
Ignacio Gamboa 7 years ago

Found one on La Selva too... Love this things, they're amazing!!! Great shots, it looks pretty big, i think its a female (females are bigger than males).

induruh 7 years ago

E.T. :D

Yasser 7 years ago

Unreal! What an absolute beauty!

pamsai 7 years ago

thanks Gilma. Yes I got an ID!

eulalia rubio
eulalia rubio 7 years ago

Naturaleza sorprendente.

pamsai 7 years ago

Beautiful indeed, Lauren...

pamsai 7 years ago

Thanks Cindy. I can't take the credit at all. It was the guide at La Selva who spotted it! But I feel lucky to have seen it. It was such a strange looking creature, and so colourful with it's wings open...

pamsai 7 years ago

OK Reza, I'll wait for confirmation. Thank you.

pamsai 7 years ago

thanks Luis...

Maria dB
Maria dB 7 years ago

Very nice and ornate indeed!

Fantastic spotting, Pam, it is lovely. Congratulations hope you get an ID.

LaurenZarate 7 years ago

What a beauty!

Wonderful! Lucky lady to have spotted and held one! This one is fantastic.

It has several common names, kindly confirm ID with others as well !

LuisStevens 7 years ago

Amazing find Pam!

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Costa Rica

Spotted on Jul 21, 2013
Submitted on Oct 25, 2013

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