Saturday, October 5, 2013

Insect watch album - Lantern fly

The species of Lantern fly that I saw today is unique in that it was able to camouflage itself to the bark of a big tall jungle tree.  Its wings, head and 'snout' have colours resembling the hues and tinges of the tree bark.  Its head has a 'snout' that is upturned that may look frighteningly  'horny' to its prey.  It was a perfect mimicry.
Lantern fly (Fulgoridae)

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