lantern fly

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lantern fly

n.
Any of various chiefly tropical hemipteran insects of the family Fulgoridae that have an enlarged, elongated head, once thought to be luminescent.
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lantern fly

n
(Animals) any of various tropical insects of the homopterous family Fulgoridae, many species of which have a snoutlike process formerly thought to emit light
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Noun1.lantern fly - large brightly marked tropical insect with a process like a snout that was formerly thought to emit lightlantern fly - large brightly marked tropical insect with a process like a snout that was formerly thought to emit light
plant hopper, planthopper - related to the leafhoppers and spittlebugs but rarely damages cultivated plants
family Fulgoridae, Fulgoridae - plant hoppers: lantern flies
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