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Bornean Fulgorid

Lanternbug (Pyrops transversolineatus) - Danum Valley, Malaysia

 

A lanternbug species from the forests of Borneo, Pyrops transversolineatus closely resembles the more common P. whiteheadi, however it can be differentiated by several key features. The most obvious of these differences are the presence of a yellow line across the wing in transversolineatus, the nose being tipped with white, a lack of an orange stripe behind the eye which is present in P. whiteheadi, as well as it is smaller than P. whiteheadi. During my first field season in Malaysia I actually encountered and photographed both species before realizing there was a difference between the two when reviewing photos later. However now that I know what to look for and am familiar with both species I don't know how I could have confused to the two to begin with. Both can be found in the jungles of Borneo and are typically spotted on the sides of trees.

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Taken on August 26, 2014