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spotted lanternfly nymphs

spotted lanternfly nymphs

The spotted lanternfly (Lycorma delicatula) passes through four nymphal instars. The first three instars are black with white spots (such as the one pictured at right). The fourth instar (left) develops red patterning on the head, thorax, and abdomen, while still retaining some white spotting. (Photo credit: Lawrence Barringer, Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture,

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  1. Doing landscaping ,today, saw a lantern fly nymph with the weirdest coloring I’V ever seen. It was 100%pure white and a beautiful neon orange back (or shell.) It was one of the brightest colors I have ever seen. Is it just an albino or have I discovered a new kind of lantern fly. Maybe an apocalyptic new kind of lantern fly that will take over the earth❗(^___^) Anyway, I unfortunately didn’t think of taking a picture of it. I searched the internet for a long time but could only find one picture that matched with what I saw (this one), only this picture doesn’t show how bright it was in the sun.

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