Spotted lanternfly Insect Facts, Lantern Flies Insect Images

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The Lanternflies Insect lanterntly Phenax variegata from South America roosts on lichen-covered bark, which it resembles. It often has long filaments of wax protruding from the end of the abdomen. Length up to 1 inch (2.5 cm).

  • Common name:Lanternflies (fulgorid bugs,fulgorid planthoppers)
  • Family: Fulgoridae
  • Suborder:Auchenorrhyncha
  • Order:Hemiptera
  • Class/ subphylum: Insecta/ Hexapoda
  • Number of species: About 700 (at least 1 U.S.)
  • Size:From about 0.4 in (10 mm) to 4 in (10 cm)

Key features: Both fore- and hind wings covered in a complicated network of veins and cross – veins many (especially tropical) species have strange growths from the front of the head, sometimes knobbed or spiny; color may be plain browns or greens, or sometimes very colorful

Habits:Like most plant feeders, they sit motionless on their host plant to escape detection by predators

Breeding: Some species produce sounds during courtship; females of some species lay eggs into the ground

Diet:Sap from their host plant species

Habitat: Mainly forests

Distribution: Usually found in the tropics; a few species in temperate zones.

Lanternflies Insect Pictures:


Spotted lanternfly Insect image


Spotted lanternfly Insect pics


Spotted lanternfly Insect


Spotted lanternfly

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