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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Wikimedia Commons has media related to Fulgora laternaria. This page was last edited on uflgora Septemberat Adults can be found from June to December.

It is part of a complex anti-predator scheme the bug uses. It grows to about three inches 8 cm long. Fulgora Linnaeus The most well-known and widespread of these species is Fulgora laternaria. Gallery [ edit ].

There is some confusion regarding the validity of some of the currently recognised species. Fupgora attacked, it protects itself by displaying large, yellow, fake eyes on its hind wings to frighten the aggressor, and releases a foul-smelling substance. In the rainforest there are so many things that want to eat the peanut-head that it needs a lot of defenses.


Urquhart by email, urquhar5 msu. If these don’t scare away predators, the bug releases a skunk-like spray. Great Basin naturalist memoirs Articles with ‘species’ microformats Commons category link from Wikidata.

INSECTS: Peanut-head Bug (Fulgora laternaria)

They feed lsternaria the sap of plants, mainly from some trees as Hymenaea courbarilSimarouba amara and Zanthoxylum species. Retrieved from ” https: Fulgora laternaria Fulgora laternaria Scientific classification Kingdom: Peanut-head Bug Fulgora laternaria. For information on using this website in your classroom which is free and highly encouragedplease contact Dr.

Copyright Ffulgora R. The fulgorid genus Fulgora contains several large Central and South American planthoppers known by 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 peanut-head has large red fulgoga black spots on its underwings that look like large eyes when the bug spreads its wings. New World Fulgoridae, part 1: By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.


Fulgora laternaria Linnaeus Also, please send any comments or corrections to Dr. 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.

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Peanut-head Bug Fulgora laternaria This weird looking creature is an insect, in the family Fulgoridae of the order Homoptera. The nine species are mostly similar in appearance, with differences in the shape of the head often laternara subtleand patterns of wing coloration. Old World species assigned to this genus belong instead to the genus Pyrops. The fictional version of the metamorphosis of F. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Wikispecies has information related to Fulgora laternaria. Views Read Edit View history. This insect has a protuberance at its head as long as 10—15 millimetres 0.