FULGORA LATERNARIA PDF

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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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Peanut-head Bug Fulgora laternaria This weird looking creature is an insect, in the family Fulgoridae of the order Homoptera. It is part of a complex anti-predator scheme the bug uses.

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INSECTS: Peanut-head Bug (Fulgora laternaria)

Its mouth is like a straw, so all it can do is suck juices from plants. There is some confusion regarding the validity of some of the currently recognised species. Views Read Edit View history.

Retrieved from ” https: Fulgora laternaria can reach a length of 85—90 millimetres 3. Scientists think that the head is supposed to imitate a lizard’s head, and animals that don’t eat lizards are scared away.

Fulgora – Wikipedia

When attacked, it protects itself by displaying large, yellow, fake eyes on its hind wings to frighten the aggressor, and releases a foul-smelling substance. The fulgorid latefnaria 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.

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If these don’t laterharia away predators, the bug releases a skunk-like spray. The fulgorid insect Fulgora laternaria often misspelled ” lanternaria “is a planthopper known by a large variety of common names including lantern flypeanut bugpeanut-headed lanternflyalligator bugmachacachicharra-machacuycocoposa in Spanish and jequitiranaboia in the Amazon region and elsewhere in Brazil.

Several very similar species in the genus occur from Central to South America, and many museum and commercial specimens identified as laternaria are actually other species.

Also, please send any comments or corrections to Dr. Articles with ‘species’ microformats. New World Fulgoridae, part 1: Fulgora laternaria Fulgora laternaria Scientific classification Kingdom: Peanut-head Bug Fulgora laternaria.

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Wikispecies has information related to Fulgora laternaria. The peanut-head has large red and black spots on its underwings that look fulogra large eyes when the bug spreads its wings. The most well-known and widespread of these species is Fulgora laternaria. Copyright Gerald R. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. Great Basin naturalist memoirs This page was last edited on 9 Septemberat This article refers to the insect genus; for the Roman fulgkra figure, see Fulgora mythology Fulgora Fulgora sp.

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Fulgora laternaria Linnaeus This insect has a protuberance at its head as long as 10—15 millimetres 0.

For information on using this website in your classroom which is free and highly encouragedplease contact Dr. Old World species assigned to this genus belong instead to the genus Pyrops.

Gallery [ edit ]. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. The nine species are mostly similar in appearance, with differences in the shape of the head often quite subtleand patterns of wing coloration.

It grows to about three inches 8 cm long. They feed on the sap of plants, mainly from some trees as Hymenaea courbarilSimarouba amara and Zanthoxylum species.

That’s why it needs a lot fancy defenses to scare away predators, like it’s strange head. Retrieved from ” https: 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.