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Cicada Species of Oceania

Oceania includes Australia, New Zealand, island nations within regions Melanesia, Micronesia, and Polynesia.

Australian Species

Aleeta Moulds, 2003

Michelle Thompson's Floury Baker (Abricta curvicosta)
Aleeta curvicosta aka Floury Baker.

Anapsaltoda Ashton, 1921

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

Arunta Distant, 1904

White Drummer cicada (Arunta perulata)
Arunta perulata aka White Drummer.


Cyclochila Amyot & Audinet-Serville, 1843

Green Grocer (Cyclochila australasiae)
Cyclochila australasiae aka Green Grocer.

Cyclochila australasiae come in a variety of colors including green (Green Grocers), yellow (Yellow Mondays), blue (Blue Moons), orange (Masked Devil) and combinations of all those colors.

Cystosoma Westwood, 1842

Cystosoma saundersii (bladder cicada)
Cystosoma saundersii aka Bladder Cicada.

Australian Species

Diemeniana Distant, 1906

Diemeniana euronotiana
Diemeniana euronotiana

Lembeja Distant, 1892

Lembeja paradoxa
Lembeja paradoxa aka Bagpipe cicada.

Macrotristria Stål, 1870

Cherry Nose cicada (Macrotristria angularis)
Macrotristria angularis aka Cherry Nose and Whiskey Drinker cicada.

Pauropsalta Goding & Froggatt, 1904

Psaltoda Stål, 1861

Redeye cicada (Psaltoda moerens)
Psaltoda moerens aka Redeye cicada.

Tettigarcta White, 1845

Thopha Amyot & Audinet-Serville, 1843

Orange Drummer (Thopha colorata)
Thopha colorata aka Orange Drummer.

Double Drummer (Thopha saccata)
Thopha saccata aka Double Drummer.

New Zealand Species




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New Zealand

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