Lantern Fly

Lantern Fly
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Scientific NameFulgora laternaria
AppearancesAnimal Crossing: Wild World
Animal Crossing: City Folk
LocationResting on trees.
Date AvailabilityJune - September
Time Availability4pm - 7pm
Sales Price2,000 Bells

The Lantern Fly is quite a rare bug found in both Animal Crossing: Wild World and Animal Crossing: City Folk cling to the side of tree trunks during late afternoon/evening hours.


[edit] How to Catch

Like the illusive Oak Silk Moth, the Lantern Fly can be found resting upon tree trunks and are quite noticably sensitive to the slightest sound, specifically approaching footsteps, so extra caution must be taken when stalking these rare specimens.

[edit] Player

This is what your player says when you catch a Lantern Fly:

[edit] Animal Crossing: Wild World

I caught a lanternfly! You light up my life!

[edit] Animal Crossing: City Folk

I caught a lantern fly! But... where do I put the kerosene?

[edit] Menu

When looking at the Lantern Fly in the bug menu it will say this:

[edit] Animal Crossing: Wild World

Their heads look exactly like an alligator's. They look like moths, but are actually cicadas.

[edit] Animal Crossing: City Folk

With alligator-like heads and mothlike wings, these are actually cicadas.

[edit] Museum

If you donate this bug to the Museum, Blathers will say this:

[edit] Animal Crossing: Wild World

The lantern fly drinks the sap of the lychee, whose fluids are said to be sweet. ...The question is, who first sampled the lychee, anyhoo? It looks repellant! It took a gourmand braver than I, I assure you!

[edit] Animal Crossing: City Folk

It's said that a diet of sap from the lychee tree makes the bodily fluids of the lantern fly sweet. It's also said the proper way to try them is to break off the tips of the horns and sip them like straws... It's ALSO said that anyone who does those things is officially googly-boogly out of his or her mind.

[edit] Real Life

In real life, the Lantern Fly is actually a breed of cicada. It’s name is derived from the luminescent colour that it’s head gives off. Other names that this particular bug is known by range from Peanut bug to Alligator Bug, no doubt further referring to it’s bodily shape.

[edit] Appearance

A Lantern Fly in real life

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