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September 5, 2006

A cicada photo from South Korea

Filed under: Cryptotympana,Korea — Dan @ 3:19 pm

The photo below was taken by Jon Allen in Yeouido park in Seoul in South Korea. Click the image for a huge version. Anyone know what it is?

A cicada photo from South Korea

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  1. SAISHO, Y says:

    Yes, this is C. atrata which is only Cryptotympana species live in Korea.
    C. atrata live in Korea, Taiwan, China and Japan etc.

  2. Roy T. says:

    Here’s an excellent website with more great photos of C.atrata:

  3. Hiroyuki Imai says:

    This is a female Cryptotympana atrata.
    Tibia of the mid-leg is characteristic in color.
    The upper half of tibia is orange and the lower black in color.
    C. takasagona does not live in S. Korea, but in Taiwan.

  4. David E says:

    This is a great shot of a Cryptotympana species, probably C.takasagona.

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