The Lantern Fly is a bug found on trees between the months of June and September, at two different times of the evening, between 4pm to 7pm, then again from 11pm to 8am. 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.
"Pyrops spinolae'' is a species of planthopper sometimes referred-to as the dark-horned lantern-fly. The species is named after Maximilian Spinola, the authority for the genus.
This bug is found from India to Indochina.
Similar species: True Bugs
Uploaded Aug 15, 2014. Captured Apr 24, 2013 09:39.
Very interesting insectspecies.
Love the powerful colors. Posted 8 years ago
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pyrops_spinolae Posted 4 years ago