Pyrops candelaria

Posted on September 10, 2011

Pyrops candelarius (often misspelled “candelaria”) is a species of lantern fly that lives in Laos and Thailand, and other parts of southeast Asia. Despite their name, lantern flies do not emit light. Like all lantern flies, P. candelarius is a type of planthopper. As such it is a vegetarian. It feeds on the sap from longan and lychee trees, among others. Its long, needle shaped mouth piece is used to pierce tree bark to reach the sap. They are often sought out by collectors.

象鼻蟲 Pyrops candelaria
長約四 ﹣五cm,顏色十分美麗。 因為經常生活在龍眼樹上所以又被稱為龍眼雞,鄉村人亦名它為雞公仔。

Date/Time: 11-07-2009
Location: Hong Kong
Camera Model: Canon 450D
Focal Length: 100 mm
Exposure Time: 1/100 sec
Aperture: f/5.6
ISO Equivalent 400
White Balance:
EV: -1.3 step
Source: IMG_0252.JPG

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