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Subject: Orange and black big
Location: unknown
September 3, 2015 5:55 pm
Dear Bugman –
My name is Charlie. I am five and a half. I got a bug at the natural history museum. Can you tell me what it is called? Thank you!
Signature: Charlie

Lanternfly dorsal view

Lanternfly dorsal view

Hi Charlie,
This is a Lanternfly in the family Fulgoridae.  We believe your Lanternfly looks somewhat like this Longan Chicken, and we suspect it might be closely related, or perhaps it is a Longan Chicken and their colors fade after they die and are encased in lucite.

Lanternfly ventral view

Lanternfly ventral view

Lanternfly lateral view

Lanternfly lateral view

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