ome types of lanternfly (Fulgoridae) have a curious extension of the nose whose function is rather unclear. The outgrowth is hollow and therefore has no muscles or nerves. The extended nose may help with camouflage or as a deception to look more dangerous than they actually are. This Asian lanternfly has a yellow or red button at the end of the nose. These colors serve as warning colors in nature for predators, who then suspect a dirty-tasting or poisonous animal.


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