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Fulgoridae Checklist: Lanternbugs / Lanternflies / Lantern Bugs

This page consists of a personal checklist of all Lanternbugs (Fulgoridae), sometimes known as Lanternflies or Lantern Bugs. Most were identified with the kind assistance of Jerome Constant and Geert Goemans on Facebook.

Lantern bug (Pyrops whiteheadi) - DSC_7853
East Malaysia: Pyrops whiteheadi (Distant, 1889)

All photos are of live subjects shot in the field, with the dorsal view selected where available. Click on individual photos for larger views and views from other angles. As specimens were not collected, identifications were done purely based on photographs and may not be 100% accurate.

This page will be updated regularly, please let me know if you spot any mistakes.

View my complete Flickr photo set: Fulgoridae - Lantern Bugs.

Fulgoridae Latreille, 1807

Genus: Pyrops Spinola, 1839

Lantern Bug (Pyrops candelaria) - DSC_3762 Thailand: Pyrops candelaria (Linnaeus, 1758) Lantern Bug (Pyrops intricatus) - DSC_9255 East Malaysia: Pyrops intricatus (Walker, 1857)
Lantern bug (Pyrops oculatus) - DSC_7950b Singapore: Pyrops cf. oculatus (Westwood, 1838)
Specimen darker than typical P. oculatus, species uncertain.
Lantern Bug (Pyrops oculatus) - DSC_4546 West Malaysia: Pyrops oculatus (Westwood, 1838) Lantern bug (Pyrops sidereus) - DSC_3088 East Malaysia: Pyrops sidereus (Distant, 1905)
Lantern Bug (Pyrops pyrorhynchus) - DSC_4558 West Malaysia: Pyrops pyrorhynchus (Donovan, 1800) Lantern Bug (Pyrops pyrorhynchus) - DSC_4239 West Malaysia: Pyrops pyrorhynchus (Donovan, 1800)
Lantern Bug (Pyrops sultanus) - DSC_9245 East Malaysia: Pyrops sultanus (Adams & White, 1847) Lantern bug (Pyrops sultanus) - DSC_5639 East Malaysia: Pyrops sultanus (Adams & White, 1847)
Lantern bug (Pyrops whiteheadi) - DSC_3952b East Malaysia: Pyrops whiteheadi (Distant, 1889)  

Genus: Dichoptera Spinola, 1839

Net-winged planthopper (Dichoptera sp.) - DSC_9325 Singapore: Dichoptera sp.

Genus: Enchophora Spinola, 1839

Fulgorid planthopper (Enchophora nigromaculata) - DSC_2730 Peru: Enchophora nigromaculata Lallemand, 1938

Genus: Enhydria

Planthopper (Enhydria sp.) - DSC_4107 Peru: Enhydria sp.

Genus: Fulgora Linnaeus, 1767

Peanut lantern bug (Fulgora sp.) - DSC_7487 Belize: Fulgora sp.

Genus: Penthicodes Blanchard, 1845

Fulgorid planthopper (Penthicodes sp.) - DSC_6138 Singapore: Penthicodes bimaculata (Schmidt, 1905) Planthopper (Penthicodes sp.) - DSC_3540 East Malaysia: Penthicodes quadrimaculata Lallemand, 1963

Genus: Phrictus Spinola, 1839

Dragon-head lantern bug (Phrictus quinqueparitus) - DSC_9128 Belize: Phrictus quinqueparitus Distant, 1883

Genus: Saiva Distant, 1906

Lantern bug (Saiva transversolineata) - DSC_9429 East Malaysia: Saiva transversolineata Baker, 1925

Genus: Zanna Kirkaldy, 1902

I don't have any pictures of Zanna, although there are many sightings in Malaysia, and I had seen one in Peru. Keeping this here as I'm confident to see one soon!


Fulgorid Planthopper? (Fulgoridae) - DSC_1788 Singapore: Unidentified Planthopper nymph (Fulgoridae) - DSC_7424 Singapore: Unidentified
Planthopper (Fulgoromorpha) - DSC_6333 Thailand: Possibly Dictyopharidae instead? Planthopper (Fulgoromorpha) - DSC_3589 Singapore: Possibly Dictyopharidae instead?
Planthopper (Fulgoridae ) - DSC_6871 Singapore: Unidentified Planthopper (Fulgoromorpha) - DSC_4015 Singapore: Unidentified

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