lantern fly definition by Webster's New World
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any of various large, brightly colored South American homopteran insects (family Fulgoridae) having a long head with a hollow part formerly thought to emit light
lantern fly definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Any of various chiefly tropical insects of the family Fulgoridae that have an enlarged, elongated head, once thought to be luminescent.