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Sunday, May 12, 2013

Zanna terminalis lantern bugs

A collection of images showing various nymph stages as well as adult of Zanna terminalis lantern bugs/lanternfly

Check out many other gorgeous species of lantern bugs here.

Zanna terminalis 1st instar(?). 16mm body length.
Zanna sp. 1st instar, 16mm IMG_5390 copy

Zanna terminalis 2nd instar(?), 25mm (middle), and 3rd instar(?), 35mm (bottom)
Zanna sp. 2nd and 3rd instar IMG_5395 stk copy

Zanna terminalis 4th instar(?), 40mm.
Zanna sp. 4th instar, 40mm IMG_5401 stk copy

Collage showing all 4 instar stages and adult as well.
different instars stages for Zanna sp. lantern bugs IMG_5395 stk copy

An animated gif showing a 2nd instar(?) molting to become 3rd instar(?).
zanna molting gif 55

Another animated gif on molting.
zanna molting2  gif 55
More animated gif here.

Two molting/molted nymphs in this image.
molted/molting zanna sp. nymphs IMG_5384 stk copy

Unidentified wasp hive(?)
egg case of Zanna sp. lantern bug? IMG_9879 copy

Zanna terminalis lantern bug nymphs
41 Zanna sp. lantern bug nymph IMG_9785 copy

Specimen #1: A newly emerged adult Zanna terminalis lantern bug. Note the still crumpled wings.
newly emerged adult zanna sp. lantern bug IMG_5514 copy

Note the longer wings in this image.It pumped liquid to its wings to fully expand them.
newly emerged adult zanna sp. lantern fly IMG_5523 copy

The wings were more expanded in this image
newly emerged adult zanna sp. expanding its wings IMG_5528 copy

Almost fully expanded, only slightly crumbled at the tips. 
newly emerged adult zanna sp. lantern fly IMG_5531 copy

Just a little bit more...
newly emerged adult zanna sp. lantern bug IMG_5535 copy

Done, but still needed to wait for the wings and exoskeleton to harden.
newly emerged adult zanna sp. lantern bug IMG_5544 copy

The colors became darker too.
newly emerged adult zanna sp. lantern bug IMG_5597 copy


Specimen #2. A newly emerged Zanna terminalis lantern bug. You can see the exuviae in the background
newly emerged adult zanna sp. lantern bug IMG_9761 copy

The same specimen. You can see the exuviae clearly in this image
newly emerged adult Zanna sp. lantern bugs and its exuviae IMG_9726 copy

The same specimen. Newly emerged adult Zanna terminalis lantern bug and its young siblings. Two 2nd instars(?) and one 3rd instar(?).
Newly emerged adult Zanna sp. lantern bug and its young siblings IMG_9746 copy

A closer look at the exuviae. You can see the out-of-focus newly emerged adult in the background
zanna sp. lantern bug exuviae R0022140 copy

Specimen #3. An adult Zanna nobilis lantern bug. Perak, Malaysia.
adult zanna sp. lantern bug from Perak IMG_1515 copy

Check out all 14 species of lantern bugs (10 with snouts and 4 without) here.

All images taken with a Sigma 150mm f/2.8, Sigma APO Teleconverter 1.4x , tripod and natural light







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