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  Lantern Fly (Fulgoridae family )





Lantern Fly | Fulgoridae family  photo
Lantern Fly photographed at Buderim, Sunshine Coast, Queensland

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LANTERN FLY FACTS

Identification
Lantern Flies are a kind of leafhopper. This strange looking Lantern Fly has a large protrusion from the head resembling a snout, and large bulbous eyes. Although they are called Lantern Flies, they do not emit any light.

Size
10mm

Food
plant sap



Classification
Class:Insecta
Order:Hemiptera
Family:Fulgoridae
Genus:Fulgoridae family
Species:
Common Name:Lantern Fly