Another lantern fly added to my collection. The species count now stands at 9. It is not exactly a new species for me since I had photographed a nymph of this lovely Zanna sp. back in Oct 3, 2009. Yes, it took me a little more than three years before I finally had the luck to come across an adult Zanna sp. lantern fly!
I spent 4 hours and took like 300 images of this exotic beauty!
All images taken with a Sigma 150mm, 1.4x Kenko teleconverter and cheap tripod, fully natural light. (except the nymph images)
Adult of Zanna sp.
Zanna sp. and a Polyrhachis sp. ant.
Zanna sp. and two Polyrhachis sp. ants
My complete collection of these beautiful lantern flies / lantern bugs of Malaysia is here.