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December 31, 2010

Cicada Mania: Y

Filed under: Australia,Cicada Alphabet,Cyclochila — Tags: , — Dan @ 6:46 pm

Y is for Yellow Monday Cicada. The Yellow Monday cicada is the yellow form of the Cyclochila australasiae (the green form is the Green Grocer). Yellow Monday Cicadas lack a turquoise pigment that normally combines with the yellow pigment to form a green color. Visit the Scribbly Gum website for a photo and more information about Yellow Mondays.

Almost a Yellow Monday, this C. australasiae is mostly yellow and a little green:

1 Comment »

  1. Great photo! thank you.
    Im investigating how such a change is made in their lives of insects as a result of global warming. following your blog and photos.

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