Image of Fulgora laternaria. Fulgora laternaria Trusted. Creative Commons brief summary to this page yet. Explore what EOL knows about Fulgora laternaria . Peanut-head Bug (Fulgora laternaria). This weird looking creature is an insect, in the family Fulgoridae of the order Homoptera. The Fulgorids all have enlarged. TRAITS. The adult Fulgora laternaria measures up to 10cm. It has yellow-brown tones, mottled with black and white patterned marks and a waxy head, thorax.

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INSECTS: Peanut-head Bug (Fulgora laternaria)

The fulgorid insect Fulgora laternaria often misspelled ” lanternaria “is a planthopper known by a large variety of common names including lantern flypeanut bugpeanut-headed lanternflyalligator bugmachacachicharra-machacuycocoposa in Spanish and jequitiranaboia in the Amazon region and elsewhere in Brazil.

Fulgora laternaria can reach a length of 85—90 millimetres 3.


This insect has a protuberance at its head as long as 10—15 millimetres 0. The insect was originally – and mistakenly – believed to be luminescent.

When attacked, it protects itself by displaying large, yellow, fake eyes on its hind wings to frighten the laternarla, and releases a foul-smelling substance. Adults can be found from June to December. They feed on the sap laternqria plants, mainly from some trees as Hymenaea courbarilSimarouba amara and Zanthoxylum species. Several very similar species in the genus occur from Central to South America, and many museum and commercial specimens identified as laternaria are actually other species.

The fictional version of the metamorphosis of F. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Fulgora laternaria Fulgora laternaria Scientific classification Kingdom: Retrieved from ” https: Articles with ‘species’ microformats. Views Read Edit View history. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies.

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