lantern fly


noun, plural lanternflies.
any of several large tropical insects of the family Fulgoridae, formerly thought to be luminescent.

1745–55; lantern + fly2 Unabridged
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lantern fly
any of various tropical insects of the homopterous family Fulgoridae, many species of which have a snoutlike process formerly thought to emit light

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