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May 4, 2013

Some cicadas from Malaysia

Filed under: Dundubia,Malaysia,Tacua — Dan @ 8:24 am

Malaysia, like all south-east Asian countries, has a fantastic array of beautiful cicada species.

A world traveler sent us her recent cicada photos. Here are a sample:

An amazing Tacua speciosa aka Emperor Cicada:

Tacua speciosa from Malaysia on an arm

Look at the size of it! Behold the beauty!

See all the Tacua speciosa photos.


A severely injured but persevering Dundubia vaginata:

Dundubia  vaginata missing abdomen

It won’t ever mate again, but it will live for a little longer.

See all the Dundubia vaginata photos.

1 Comment

  1. Carla says:

    Holy cow! I swear I thought that the top photo was of a stuffed animal at first. The cicada has an almost surreal, too perfect look & looks sort of plush in texture. I have never seen its like. What a beauty!

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