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Pyrops sultana by melvynyeo Pyrops sultana by melvynyeo
Lantern Bug :)
Lantern Bugs are the Pinocchios of the insect kingdom. They are actually planthoppers that have long beaks, called rostrum, which they use to suck the juice out flowers and fruits. The lantern bug can grow from 1.5 to 3 inches long from head to thorax and has a wingspan of about 2 to 2.5 inches wide, depending on the species.

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JazyKuun Jun 29, 2012   Digital Artist
Woah, i never seen a bug like this before! Where are they located? o.o
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:iconmelvynyeo:
I found them in Gading National park, Sarawak :)
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JazyKuun Jun 29, 2012   Digital Artist
Must've been a sight to see! :D
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MadEyeJude Jun 20, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
incredible! Just where the heck do you always find those insects?! Are you working in a zoo? :D - okay, I have checked your blog, lol, it looks like you're a lucky guy to find them! :D
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:iconmelvynyeo:
:) The latest series of photos were taken in Kubah and Gading National Park, Sarawak. I went there for a 4D3N macro with some friends :)
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MadEyeJude Jun 23, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
so you make your trips just for your pics? Sounds like an expensive hobby :D Just kidding ;) I'd like to take photos in the tropics one day. Until then it's only in Europe. And of course I have to upgrade my equipment :D Seriously, your work is very inspiring!
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:iconmelvynyeo:
Haha... yes, the trips were solely for insect. No sight seeing, tasting local food etc.... It was day and night of insect hunting with few hours of sleep each day! :)
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MadEyeJude Jun 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:D I've heard, you can eat some of them too! :D
Just kidding ;)
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:iconmkizielewicz:
Wat is this ??
That's coll. Where R U from ??
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