big nosed beauty

gruntpig

Hinckley, United Kingdom

Artist's Description

lantern bug seen in Erawan national park Thailand .
taken with canon eos 40d
Pyrops candelaria (Laternaria candelaria and Fulgora candelaria in older literature) is a species of planthopper that lives in Vietnam, Hong Kong, Laos, Thailand and other parts of southeast Asia. It is the type of the genus Pyrops erected by Spinola in 1839. Members of this genus are sometimes called lanternflies. Despite their name, lanternflies do not emit light. Like all lanternflies, P. candelaria feeds on plant sap (from longan and lychee trees, among others). Its long, slender proboscis is used to pierce tree bark to reach the sap. They are often sought out by collectors

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in *****TINY CREATURES IN MACRO*****
in close ups in nature
in insects bugs and creepy crawlies

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