Definition of Lantern fly
1. Noun. Large brightly marked tropical insect with a process like a snout that was formerly thought to emit light.
Generic synonyms: Plant Hopper, Planthopper
Group relationships: Family Fulgoridae, Fulgoridae
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Literary usage of Lantern fly
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1. New Mallophaga by Vernon Lyman Kellogg, Robert E. Snodgrass (1896)
"I hope this will satisfy all that the lantern-fly is indeed luminous." He had also a letter from Dr John Young, Belize, kindly offering to make any ..."
2. Proceedings of the Royal Physical Society of Edinburgh by Royal Physical Society of Edinburgh (1863)
"Note on the lantern fly of Honduras. By Mr JAMES BANKS. Communicated by Dr JA SMITH. At a previous meeting a specimen of the lantern fly (Fal- gora ..."
3. Chambers's Encyclopaedia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge (1901)
"The forehead bears a remarkable empty dilatation or ' lantern,' quaint in form, sometimes towards an inch f ^ 1 Lantern-fly ..."
4. Knowledge for the People, Or, The Plain why & Because: Familiarizing by John Timbs (1832)
"THE lantern fly. Because it emits a strong light from a horny bladder on the head, almost as large as the whole body, so that the natives of Guinea use them ..."
5. The Claims of Japan and Malaysia Upon Christendom by C. W. King, G. Tradescant Lay (1839)
"glow-worm and the lantern-fly as a kind of combustion. Some matter is secreted, which takes fire upon exposure; an idea that is countenanced by the ..."