Lanternfly: Pyrops candelaria

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Lanternfly: Pyrops candelaria 长鼻蜡蝉

The Pyrops candelaria is a planthopper, a type of insect that usually resembles leaves and other plants of the environment, and mainly feed on plants. Casually they are often called lanternflies, because of their notable 'cephalic process'. They are often sought after by collectors for their beautiful wings.


Photographer: Francisco Vergara from Chile