Cicada researcher and photographer Nathan Emery found his first Bladder Cicada (Cystosoma saundersii) for the year. See this iNaturalist page. It is still winter there, so this is particular interesting.
@ecotechnica @_DrPop_ @inaturalist and so it begins!
— Aaron Greenville (@AarontheEcolog) August 31, 2016
@AarontheEcolog @_DrPop_ @inaturalist Hopefully a good omen for a bumper season! ping @cicadamania
— Nathan Emery (@ecotechnica) August 31, 2016
A Bladder cicada looks like this (Cystosoma saundersii):
Read more about this cicada on Dr. Pop’s website.
Hey Dan, it is now Spring here- a second bladder cicada was found 100km north of Sydney on Sept 1!!