Red nosed bug in Chinese school
May 16, 2010
Hi Bugman,
This crazy looking bug flew into my classroom here in China. The kids tried to stamp on him but I managed to save him and pop him back out the window.
I’m intrigued to know what he is, I assumed his name would mention the huge red nose he’s sporting, but I’m not having any luck searching.
Joe in China
Guangzhou, South China

Lanternfly

Hi Joe,
This is a Fulgorid Planthopper, and it is sometimes called a Lanternfly.  This species is Pyrops candelarius, and we located a photo of a mounted specimen on a museum website, and there is a brief description and photo of a living specimen on Wikipedia.

Lanternfly

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.