Weird, Bizarre Insects or Spiders

Challenge #21 in the Life in the Natural World series. Hosted by RuthC.
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P4159530 Lanternfly Pyrops candelaria
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This is the nickname I give to this lanternfly because of its long "nose". The scientific name is Pyrops candelaria or Fulgora candelaria. The long red "nose" is actually its proboscis. The lanternfly pierces with it into tree trunk to drink its sap and despite its common name it does not emit light. Its favorite trees are lychee and longan both bear sweet juicy fruits.
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Submitted: Saturday, 17th November, 2012 02:57 (GMT)
Taken: Sunday, 15th April, 2007
Focal length: 135 mm
Shutter speed: 1/160 sec
Aperture: F8
ISO: 100
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