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Copyright: T H Su (suleesia) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 64 W: 5 N: 129] (1924)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-06-06
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D70, Nikkor 70-300mm AF-G
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/60 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes (Fill) Flash: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-06-16 21:40
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Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Would appreciate if anyone could provide the ID for this strange insect. Taken recently in the secondary jungle in Kedah, Malaysia.
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  • vral Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 65 W: 1 N: 218] (1049)
  • [2009-06-17 0:31]

Hello Su,

nice capture of this "Lantern Bug".


Great shot of this lantern bug, from the genus Pyrops or mavbe Fulgora .
Good POV and sharpness.


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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-06-17 5:13]

Very interesting capture with excellent details and natural colors.

no idea on the ID, but this is really one cool looking insect! :-) nice capture with amazing details.
never have seen something like this before. well done & best wishes, thor.

An insect very interesting capture a POV rather conducive, and that shows the details, very good use of flash. Excellent work!



Hi Su,
Great capture with excellent detail and good image sharpness. Well set with an undisturbed dark BG.

Hello Su,
amazing documentation.

The ID coming with some delay:
This lanternfly seems to be:

Pyrops pyrorhynchus (Donovan, 1800)
the red nose clown lantenfly.

Your presence at TN has created a phantastic portfolio to look at, and to admire.

With best regards,

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