A collection of images showing various nymph stages as well as adult of Zanna terminalis lantern bugs/lanternfly.
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Zanna terminalis 1st instar(?). 16mm body length.
Zanna terminalis 2nd instar(?), 25mm (middle), and 3rd instar(?), 35mm (bottom)
Zanna terminalis 4th instar(?), 40mm.
Collage showing all 4 instar stages and adult as well.
An animated gif showing a 2nd instar(?) molting to become 3rd instar(?).
Another animated gif on molting.
More animated gif here.
Two molting/molted nymphs in this image.
Unidentified wasp hive(?)
Zanna terminalis lantern bug nymphs
Specimen #1: A newly emerged adult Zanna terminalis lantern bug. Note the still crumpled wings.
Note the longer wings in this image.It pumped liquid to its wings to fully expand them.
The wings were more expanded in this image
Almost fully expanded, only slightly crumbled at the tips.
Just a little bit more...
Done, but still needed to wait for the wings and exoskeleton to harden.
The colors became darker too.
Specimen #2. A newly emerged Zanna terminalis lantern bug. You can see the exuviae in the background
The same specimen. You can see the exuviae clearly in this image
The same specimen. Newly emerged adult Zanna terminalis lantern bug and its young siblings. Two 2nd instars(?) and one 3rd instar(?).
A closer look at the exuviae. You can see the out-of-focus newly emerged adult in the background
Specimen #3. An adult Zanna nobilis lantern bug. Perak, Malaysia.
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All images taken with a Sigma 150mm f/2.8, Sigma APO Teleconverter 1.4x , tripod and natural light.