lantern fly(redirected from lantern flies)
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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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(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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|Noun||1.||lantern 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
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