lanternfly
lanternfly lanternfly, lantern fly lantern fly . (Zo["o]l.) any one of several species of large, handsome, brightly marked, tropical hemipterous insects of the genera {Laternaria}, {Fulgora}, and allies, of the family {Fulgorid[ae]}. The largest species is {Laternaria phosphorea} of Brazil. The head has a snoutlike process in some species which was formerly thought to emit a phosphorescent light. [WordNet 1.5]

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  • lanternfly — /lan teuhrn fluy /, n., pl. lanternflies. any of several large tropical insects of the family Fulgoridae, formerly thought to be luminescent. [1745 55; LANTERN + FLY2] * * * ▪ insect  (Lanternaria phosphorea), a large, brightly coloured South… …   Universalium

  • lanternfly — lan•tern•fly [[t]ˈlæn tərnˌflaɪ[/t]] n. pl. flies. ent any of several large tropical insects of the family Fulgoridae, formerly thought to be luminescent …   From formal English to slang

  • lanternfly — /lan teuhrn fluy /, n., pl. lanternflies. any of several large tropical insects of the family Fulgoridae, formerly thought to be luminescent. [1745 55; LANTERN + FLY2] …   Useful english dictionary

  • lantern fly — lanternfly lanternfly, lantern fly lantern fly . (Zo[ o]l.) any one of several species of large, handsome, brightly marked, tropical hemipterous insects of the genera {Laternaria}, {Fulgora}, and allies, of the family {Fulgorid[ae]}. The largest… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Laternaria phosphorea — lanternfly lanternfly, lantern fly lantern fly . (Zo[ o]l.) any one of several species of large, handsome, brightly marked, tropical hemipterous insects of the genera {Laternaria}, {Fulgora}, and allies, of the family {Fulgorid[ae]}. The largest… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fulgora laternaria — Taxobox name = Fulgora laternaria image width = 250px regnum = Animalia phylum = Arthropoda classis = Insecta ordo = Hemiptera familia = Fulgoridae genus = Fulgora species = F. laternaria binomial = Fulgora laternaria binomial authority =… …   Wikipedia

  • Fulgora — This article refers to the insect genus; for the Roman mythological figure, see Fulgora (mythology) Taxobox name = Fulgora image caption = Fulgora laternaria image width = 250px regnum = Animalia phylum = Arthropoda classis = Insecta ordo =… …   Wikipedia

  • Fulgora — ? Fulgora …   Википедия

  • Fulgora laternaria — ? Fulgora laternaria …   Википедия

  • Fulgoridae — ? Fulgoridae Pyrops candelarius Научная классификация …   Википедия

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