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Lantern Bug.

By Ray12  
Good morning all Grin.
Thank you all for your C & Cs on my last upload.
The Lantern bug (Pyrops Candelarius) also known as "Lantern Fly" or "Elephant Bug" is a tropical insect & related to the Cicada family.
Its contrasting colours earned its name despite the fact that they do not emit any light at all.
Lantern bugs are plant eaters, its big "nose" in fact is an extended mouth which is used to suck the sap from plants and trees.
They mainly feed on longan & lychee trees.

Tags: Close-up and macro Close-up and macro and bug and tropical and lantern and wildlife and insects

Voters: ali63, CarolG, KarenFB and 26 more


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Comments


ali63 Plus
4 756 1 United Kingdom
4 Jun 2014 6:39AM
Excellent macro,

Ali

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CarolG Plus
10 198 19 Greece
4 Jun 2014 6:45AM
What an amazing critter, Ray, and so beautifully marked, two excellent captures. Carol
JohnoP 11 2
4 Jun 2014 6:57AM
Just extraordinary! John
4 Jun 2014 9:36AM
Excellent detail and colour in V1Smile

Danny
Lillian Plus
7 22 17 United Kingdom
4 Jun 2014 9:46AM
very unusual looking 'bug' Ray
well captured and with detail in both
Lillian
NDODS Plus
6 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
4 Jun 2014 10:04AM
A beautiful insect so very well photographed with amazing colour and clarity throughout.

Regards Nathan
Mollycat Plus
3 11 2 United Kingdom
4 Jun 2014 10:59AM
Wonderful detail and colour captured Ray. Well done.
Peter.
Superb capture Ray,great detail and colour.

Bob.
Two stunning macro images, Perfectly presented.

Fred
20 Aug 2014 9:40AM
Superb capture.

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