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Lantern Fly 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. Lantern Bug,Pyrops candelaria,bug,fly,insect,lantern fly,macro,thailand Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Lantern Fly

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.

    comments (10)

  1. Thats stunning! I love weird insects like this. Promoted to the homepage. Posted 4 years ago
    1. Thank you so much! :) Posted 4 years ago
  2. That is one amazingly colored bug - it reminds me of the little painted animal figures from Oaxaca. Posted 4 years ago, modified 4 years ago
    1. It really is, I was blown away when I saw it. It had landed on top of our bamboo hut. Posted 4 years ago
  3. Wow, what a great beauty is this.
    Very interesting insectspecies.
    Love the powerful colors.
    Posted 4 years ago
  4. That is a beautiful bug. I don't think I have ever seen a bug that pretty! Posted 4 years ago
  5. amazing colors. great job ! Posted 4 years ago
  6. nce work man.. Posted 4 years ago
  7. So beautiful and majestic even! Posted 11 months ago
  8. Please check, this could be Pyrops spinolae and not Pyrops candelaria.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pyrops_spinolae
    Posted 7 months ago

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''Pyrops candelaria'' is a species 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 . Its long, slender proboscis is used to pierce tree bark to reach the sap. They are often sought out by collectors.

Similar species: True Bugs
Species identified by fchristant
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