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August 22, 2010

Cicada Alphabet: G

Filed under: Australia,Cicada Alphabet,Cyclochila,Kevin Lee — Tags: — Dan @ 9:57 am

G is for Greengrocer. The Greengrocer is the green morph of the Australian cicada Cyclochila australasiae. These cicadas can be found in south-eastern Australia. They have a large pronotal collar, and if you use your imagination, it looks like they’re wearing a tiny Pith helmet above their eyes.

Here’s a close of up of a Greengrocer (from Bron):
Green Grocer Cicada

Here’s a box of Greengrocers (from Kevin Lee):
Green Grocers

1 Comment »

  1. Cigale says:

    Hehe, the adorable pith helmet is subtle but definitely there!
    What an imagination you have!

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