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New Beetle/Moth Species?
Location: Belize
August 8, 2011 9:40 pm
I was in Central America, Belize in July 2011 and I was in the jungle of Lamanai and I spotted this beetle/moth.
While I was walking with my girlfriend, this insect flew close to her and it had beautiful blue wings while in flight with an intricate design when on the ground.
Can you help me identify this insect? Our tour guide said he’s never seen such an insect and it MAY be a undiscovered species!
I have attached a photo.
Signature: Danzer bug

Lanternfly from Belize

Hi Michael,
Online information on tropical species identification can often be quite sketchy and inaccurate.  We can tell you that this is a Fulgorid Planthopper in the family Fulgoridae, and that they are commonly called Lanternflies, but we cannot commit to a species identification.  That might take hours of searching the internet and not produce anything conclusive.

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