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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)

Fulgora laternaria Linnaeus Adults can be found from June to December. The fulgorid genus Fulgora contains several large Laternagia and South American planthoppers known laternafia a large variety of common names including lantern flypeanut bugpeanut-headed lanternflyalligator bugmachacaand jequitiranaboia the latter terms used in the Amazon region and elsewhere in Brazil. The insect was originally – and mistakenly – believed to be luminescent.

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Urquhart by email, urquhar5 msu. Also, please send any comments or corrections to Dr. The most well-known and widespread of these species is Fulgora laternaria.

This page was last edited on 9 Septemberat By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Fulgroa and Privacy Policy. Articles with ‘species’ microformats. This insect has a protuberance at its head as long as 10—15 millimetres 0.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. New World Fulgoridae, part 1: Fulgora laternaria Fulgora laternaria Scientific classification Kingdom: For information on using this website in your laternarua which is free and highly encouragedplease contact Dr. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. They feed on the sap of plants, mainly from some trees as Hymenaea courbarilSimarouba amara and Zanthoxylum species.

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There is some confusion regarding the validity of some of the currently recognised species.

Peanut-headed Bug (Fulgora laternaria) ·

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. Its mouth is like a straw, so all it can do is suck juices from plants. This page was last edited on 9 Septemberat Gallery [ edit ]. If these don’t scare away predators, the bug releases a skunk-like spray. When attacked, it protects itself by displaying large, yellow, fake eyes on its hind wings to frighten the aggressor, and releases a foul-smelling substance.

Scientists think that the head is supposed to imitate a lizard’s head, and animals that don’t eat lizards are scared away.

Wikispecies has information related to Fulgora laternaria. Retrieved from ” https: Great Basin naturalist memoirs The peanut-head has large red and black spots on its underwings that look like large eyes fulgorq the bug spreads its wings.

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Fulgora laternaria. Peanut-head Bug Fulgora laternaria. The fictional version of the metamorphosis of F.

That’s why it needs a lot fancy defenses to scare away predators, like it’s strange head. The peanut-head can’t bite. Articles with ‘species’ microformats Commons category link from Wikidata. Fulgora laternaria can reach a length of 85—90 millimetres 3.

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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. Old World species assigned to this genus belong instead to the genus Pyrops.

Peanut-head Bug Fulgora laternaria This weird looking creature is an insect, in the family Fulgoridae of the order Homoptera. Views Read Edit View history. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. Retrieved from ” https: It is part of a complex anti-predator scheme the bug uses. Copyright Gerald R.

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lategnaria The Fulgorids all have enlarged foreheads, but it is most remarkable in the peanut-head, so named because its head looks like an unshelled peanut. Fulgora Linnaeus In the rainforest there are so many things that want to eat the peanut-head that it needs a lot of defenses. This article refers to the insect genus; for the Roman mythological figure, see Fulgora mythology Fulgora Fulgora sp. It grows to about three inches 8 cm long.