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Australian Lantern Fly
Hi Guys,
Well I told you there were lots of strange new bugs at my new place and this one sure fits the bill. It is a Fulgoridae: Amyclinae, Rentinus dilatatus
or Lantern Fly. It landed on my flyscreen door and let me get a few pictures before clicking once and zooming off into the bushes at great speed. I don’t think you have this guy, a search of the site only turned up one response to lantern fly.
aussietrev
Burnett Region, Queensland

Australian Lanternfly

Australian Lanternfly

Hi Trevor
Thanks for sending us your Australian Lanternfly. Wemay have to try that search, but we think your problem is that Lanternfly is one word. Generally, when fly is attached to another word, it is not a true fly, like Dragonfly or Butterfly, but if it is a separate word, like Crane Fly or Robber Fly, then it is a true fly. A Lanternfly is not a true fly.

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