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Pyrops candelaria (Lantern Bug)

Discussion in 'Insects, Other Invertebrates & Arthropods' started by JohnxII, May 1, 2005.

  1. JohnxII

    JohnxII Avicoholic Old Timer

    This is a parasitic species specific to longan/lychee trees (the native common name translates as "longan chicken"). A pretty pest which is a cousin of cicadas. Check out the needle like mouth piece which is used for piercing barks for tree saps. Enjoy!

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  2. bugsnstuff

    bugsnstuff Arachnoknight Old Timer

    that is amazing!! how big are they?
  3. JohnxII

    JohnxII Avicoholic Old Timer

    2-2.5", but I've seen bigger ones at about 3". From horn tip to wing tip that is.
  4. Randolph XX()

    Randolph XX() Arachnoprince Old Timer

  5. JohnxII

    JohnxII Avicoholic Old Timer

  6. Randolph XX()

    Randolph XX() Arachnoprince Old Timer

    however, the other species Pyrups watanabei, the white one in Taiwan is protected
    but IME, they are not that rare in the wild
  7. Elizabeth

    Elizabeth Arachnobaron Old Timer

    Now this is something to make me want to plant a lychee tree, complete with pests! :D
  8. Dark Raptor

    Dark Raptor Arachnoprince Old Timer

  9. JohnxII

    JohnxII Avicoholic Old Timer

    OK, another one from last year showing a few of them hanging out on a Longan tree trunk at night. (Yep I flashed)

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  10. galeogirl

    galeogirl Arachnoprince Old Timer

    Wow, none of our crop pests are that good looking in Oregon. Thanks for posting the pics.
  11. vespa_bicolor

    vespa_bicolor Arachnosquire Old Timer

    A couple of my own...

    Also taken locally in Hong Kong. Sorry for the crappy quality of the group pic though.
  12. David Udbjorg

    David Udbjorg Arachnopeon

    Hi There, I just came back from a trip to the Jungle in Brunai where I found this 3 beautiful creature. I know what it is, but not if this particular type is know, can anyone tell me how to find out?
    bugs 2.jpg
  13. BimBim

    BimBim Arachnopeon

    cool i never seen those before :D
  14. Bugs In Cyberspace

    Bugs In Cyberspace Arachnodemon Old Timer