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Cicadas by Genus and Species

There is much cicada information, pictures, and videos on this site. I created this page to organize this information by cicada Genus, species and continent. So, for example, if you're in Australia, and you're looking for information about Green Grocers, just scroll down the page to the Australian Genera section of the page, and look for the links labeled Green Grocer.

This represents about 10% or less of all cicada species, but these are amongst the most well known and studied.

Asian Genera

Ambragaeana Chou & Yau, 1985

Ambragaeana ambra

Angamiana Distant, 1890

Angamiana floridula

Ayuthia Distant, 1919

Ayuthia spectabile

Becquartina Kato, 1940

Becquartina electa

Chremistica Stål, 1870

Cryptotympana Stål, 1861

Cryptotympana mandarina

Distantalna Boulard, 2009

Dundubia Amyot & Audinet-Serville, 1843


Euterpnosia Matsumura, 1917

Formotosena Kato, 1925

Formotosena montivaga

Gaeana Amyot & Audinet-Serville, 1843

Orange Gaeana festiva

Huechys Amyot & Audinet-Serville, 1843

Huechys sanguinea

Lyristes Horváth, 1926

Macrosemia Kato, 1925

Macrosemia umbrata Cicada Found in Arunachal Pradesh, India by Raghu Ananth

Oncotympana Stål, 1870

Orientopsaltria Kato, 1944

Platylomia Stål, 1870

Platypleura Amyot & Audinet-Serville, 1843

Platypleura mira

Pomponia Stål, 1866

Purana Distant, 1905

Salvazana Distant, 1913

Salvazana imperialis

Tacua Amyot & Audinet-Serville, 1843

Tacua speciosa from Malaysia on a leaf

Tailanga Distant, 1890

Tosena Amyot & Audinet-Serville, 1843

Tosena paviei

Trengganua Moulton, 1923

Australian Genera

Aleeta Moulds, 2003

Anapsaltoda Ashton, 1921

Anapsaltoda pulchra (Golden Emperor) from Herberton (Queensland) by David Emery.

Arunta Distant, 1904

Cyclochila Amyot & Audinet-Serville, 1843


Cystosoma Westwood, 1842

Cystosoma saundersii (bladder cicada)

Diemeniana Distant, 1906

Diemeniana euronotiana

Lembeja Distant, 1892

Lembeja paradoxa

Macrotristria Stål, 1870

Pauropsalta Goding & Froggatt, 1904

Psaltoda Stål, 1861

Tettigarcta White, 1845

Thopha Amyot & Audinet-Serville, 1843

Orange Drummer (Thopha colorata)

North American Genera

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Cacama Distant, 1904

Cacama valvata (female)

Cicadetta Kolenati, 1857

Cicadetta calliope

Diceroprocta Stål, 1870

Diceroprocta vitripennis

Neocicada Kato, 1932

Neocicada hieroglyphica adult

Okanagana Distant, 1905

Okanagodes Davis, 1919

Pacarina Distant, 1905


Platypedia Uhler, 1888

Tibicen Latreille, 1825

Tibicen Photos:

Tibicen auletes (aka Northern Dusk-Singing Cicada):

Tibicen auletes female Manchester NJ

Tibicen bermudiana:

Tibicen canicularis (aka Dog-day Cicada):

Tibicen dealbatus (formerly T. dealbata):

Tibicen davisi (aka Southern Dog Day Cicada):

Tibicen dorsatus

Tibicen dorsatus (aka Bush Cicada, formerly T. dorsata):

Tibicen figuratus (fomerly T. figuratus):

Tibicen linnei (aka Linne's cicada):

Tibicen lyricen (aka Lyric Cicada):

female Tibicen tibicen & Tibicen lyricen

Tibicen pronotalis (formerly T. walkeri, T. marginalis):

Female Tibicen pronotalis (aka T. walkeri, T. marginalis) take by Roy Troutman in Ohio

Tibicen pruinosus (aka Silver-Bellied Cicada, formerly T. pruinosa)

Tibicen resonans:

Tibicen superbus

Tibicen superbus (aka Superb Cicada, formerly T. superba):

Tibicen tibicen (aka Swamp Cicada, formerly T. chloromera,T. chloromerus):

Various Tibicen species:

Magicicada Davis, 1925

A Magicicada septendecim

(Periodical cicada, 17-year cicada, 13-year cicada, "locust")

Magicicada Photos:

Brood I (1) [17-year]:

Brood II (2) [17-year]:

Brood X (10) [17-year]:

Brood XIII (13) [17-year]:

Brood XIV (14) [17-year]:

Brood XIX (19) [13-year]:

Central and South American Genera

Carineta diardi

Carineta Amyot & Audinet-Serville, 1843

Fidicina Amyot & Audinet-Serville, 1843

Hemisciera Amyot & Audinet-Serville, 1843

Majeorona Distant, 1905

Quesada Distant, 1905

Zammara Amyot & Audinet-Serville, 1843

Europian Genera

Lyristes Horváth, 1926

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