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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 spinolae,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 (12)

  1. Thats stunning! I love weird insects like this. Promoted to the homepage. Posted 5 years ago
    1. Thank you so much! :) Posted 5 years ago
    2. This one is wrongly ID as Pyrops candelaria, it should be Pyrops spinolae, named after the famous Italian entomologist, Maximilian Spinola who first created the genus - Pyrops back in 1839. Posted 17 days ago
      1. Fixed, thanks so much! Posted 17 days ago
  2. That is one amazingly colored bug - it reminds me of the little painted animal figures from Oaxaca. Posted 5 years ago, modified 5 years ago
    1. It really is, I was blown away when I saw it. It had landed on top of our bamboo hut. Posted 5 years ago
  3. Wow, what a great beauty is this.
    Very interesting insectspecies.
    Love the powerful colors.
    Posted 5 years ago
  4. That is a beautiful bug. I don't think I have ever seen a bug that pretty! Posted 5 years ago
  5. amazing colors. great job ! Posted 5 years ago
  6. nce work man.. Posted 5 years ago
  7. So beautiful and majestic even! Posted one year ago
  8. Please check, this could be Pyrops spinolae and not Pyrops candelaria.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pyrops_spinolae
    Posted one year ago

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"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
Species identified by Ferdy Christant
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Uploaded Aug 15, 2014. Captured Apr 24, 2013 09:39.
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