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 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.