lanternfly definition

  • noun:
    • anyone of a few types of big, good looking, brightly marked, tropical hemipterous insects for the genera Laternaria, Fulgora, and allies, for the family members Fulgoridæ. The greatest species is Laternaria phosphorea of Brazil. The head features a snoutlike process in certain species that has been previously considered to give off a phosphorescent light.
    • Any insect of family members Fulgoridæ, likely to emit a good light at nighttime.
    • big brightly noticeable tropical pest with an ongoing process like a snout that has been previously considered to give off light
    • big brightly marked tropical insect with an ongoing process like a snout that was previously considered to produce light

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