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Lantern bug

Pyrops maculatus


It had a nice blue color on its horns though its not clearly visible in the photograph. It is uncommon, and can be found in the rain aswell as on clear evenings. As with Oak Silk Moths, they are very skittish so extra care must be taken with approach. They are not related to fireflies.Despite their misleading appearance and name, they are actually members of the cicada family.


On the trunk of a tree..

31 Comments (1–25)

Aciinonyx 5 years ago

Beautiful pictures & beautiful creature!

Han-sPhotos 5 years ago

awesome find ...congratulations ..i am always amazed by lantern bug ...this is rare

Sew 5 years ago

Thank you Bhagi :D

Bhagya Herath
Bhagya Herath 5 years ago

Congratz girl.... proud of you.... =D

Sew 5 years ago

thank you very much Antonio :D

Great capture Sew,just beautiful,congrats on the SOTD and thanks for sharing

Sew 5 years ago

thank you all for all the likes and comments.. :D

Sew 5 years ago

yes Adi am really happy...:D thank you for your nice comment..

Sew 5 years ago

Thank you very much Rob :)

Sew 5 years ago

Thank you very much happy that we went on that trip :D

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 5 years ago

Congratulations Sew! Very well deserved SOTD :)
And being first SOTD, happy for you..Keep posting :)

RobThacker 5 years ago

Congrats Sew on your awesome SOTD!!!

Dilan Chathuranga
Dilan Chathuranga 5 years ago

Congratulations on your well deserved SOTD Sew!!So happy!!Great!!

Sew 5 years ago

Thank you sau n bhagi... :D

Sew 5 years ago

thank you Joseph.. :D

Sew 5 years ago

Thank you very much Yasser for selecting my spotting as the SOTD...I am really greatful to you all..

NuwanChathuranga 5 years ago

Congratulations! :-)

Congrats Sew ! This is a well deserved SOTD ! :) Happy ! :)

Chamalka Dulmini
Chamalka Dulmini 5 years ago

woow congratulations Sew........!!!

Congratulations Sew on SOTD.

Yasser 5 years ago

Sew, congratulations! This awesome encounter has been chosen as your very first Spotting of the Day! Thanks for all your wonderful submissions and I have a strong feeling that this is just the first of many for you :) Congrats again!

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Sew 5 years ago

Yes sure Cindy..i will..

Sew 5 years ago

Thank you very much dilan for the id

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Sew 5 years ago

Thanx bhagi and sau... :)

Spotted by

මධ්‍යම පළාත, Sri Lanka

Spotted on Sep 13, 2014
Submitted on Sep 14, 2014

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