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Cathedra serrata

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  • Naturalized collection
Photo: Insectarium de Montréal, René Limoges

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Description

We Are the Insects

This species can also be found in the Sipping sap section under the theme Different tastes/A tasty vegetarian diet, specimen number 9 (country of origin: Peru).

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The head of this strange insect elongates into a hollow appendage, almost as long as its body, which resembles a snout. In the past, naturalists believed this protrusion emitted light when it was dark, which is why the insect’s common name is “lantern fly.” However, centuries of observation have not confirmed this speculation.

Theme

A time for everyone

Sub-theme

Day and night

Section

Sharing food … by day and night

Specimen number

6

Country of origin

Peru
Scientific name
Cathedra serrata
Class
Insects
Order
Hemiptera
Family
Fulgoridae

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