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Fulgora laternaria

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  • Naturalized collection
Photo: Insectarium de Montréal, René Limoges

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Description

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With its head that resembles a lizard, alligator or spider, the lantern bug is spectacular! This insect has false eyes on its wings, making it appear bigger than it is. It is the largest member of the Fulgoridae family. According to legend, it is poisonous, but in reality, it is harmless.

Country of origin

Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of
Scientific name
Fulgora laternaria
Class
Insecta
Order
Hemiptera
Family
Fulgoridae

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