Fulgora laternalia - is a planthopper known by a large variety of common names, among them lantern fly, peanut bug, peanut-headed lanternfly, alligator bug, jequitiranaboia, machaca, chicharra-machacuy, and cocoposa.
This insect has a protuberance at its head as long as 10–15 millimeters (0.39–0.59 in), looking like a peanut and showing false eyes to resemble a lizard or a serpent. The insect was originally - and mistakenly - believed to be luminescent. When attacked, it protects itself by displaying large, yellow, fake eyes on its hind wings to frighten the aggressor, and releases a foul-smelling substance. The white powder present in the body is secret by the insect itself.
Two specimen from Peru, mounted in a green lacquered wood frame.