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