Common Name, Lanternfly

This little colorful and exotic creature is a Fulgorid bug. Other common names are, Dragon-Headed bug and Wart-Headed bug.

Fulgorid bug

Fulgorid bug

Phrictus quinquepartitus from the order Hemiptera (2-4″)
Also considered a plant hopper or leaf hopper, she is a sap-feeding herbivore and is typically arboreal. She feeds by uncurling her proboscis, which is a long curled-up straw like mouth part.  Most Fulgorid bugs share the same distinctive features of long, strangely shaped heads.

Reference taken from the book, “Insects, Spiders and Other Terrestrial Arthropods” by George C. McGavin

Liquitex Acrylic paints on watercolor paper.


12 thoughts on “Common Name, Lanternfly

  1. Another beauty.I love learning about your objects (don’t think I would have ever come across this one) and those wings – great detail in your work 🙂

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