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October 6, 2007

Cicada Time in Australia

Filed under: Australia — Dan @ 8:59 am

It’s cicada time in Australia again, so I’m reposting my list of Australian cicada names. Australians are the best in the world at naming animals.

Australia has the best cicada names:

  • Cyclochila australasiae
    • Green Grocer
    • Yellow Monday/li>
    • Chocolate Soldier
    • Blue Moon
    • Masked Devil
  • Macrotristria angularis
    • Cherrynose or Whiskey Drinker
  • Tettigarcta crinita
    • Hairy Cicada
  • Pauropsalta extrema
  • Lembeja paradoxa
  • Cystosoma saundersii
    • Bladder Cicada
  • Abricta curvicosta
    • Floury Baker
  • Psaltoda moerens
    • Redeye
    • Cherryeye
  • Anapsaltoda pulchra
  • Arenopsaltria fullo
  • Arunta perulata
    • White Drummer
  • Macrotristria godingi
  • Thopha saccata
  • Psaltoda plaga
  • Tamasa tristigma

There’s plenty more on the the incredible CSIRO Common Names site.

1 Comment

  1. David E says:

    Yes, we have a great emergence of the Masked Devils this year

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