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September 16, 2010

Bladder Cicadas out in Sydney

Filed under: Australia | Cystosoma | David Emery — Tags: , — Dan @ 7:19 pm

Thanks to David Emery for letting us know that the Bladder cicadas (Cystosoma saundersii) are out in Sydney Australia, and for providing this photo.

Badder cicadas are emerging down the Aussie east coast starting around the Queensland -NSW border on Sept 3 (FlickR) and we heard them for the first time on Sept 10 in Sydney. A photo of one captured on Sept 12 is attached to refresh Cicadamania devotees.

Bladder cicadas (Cystosoma saundersii)


  1. Adrian says:

    Guys, my step-father used to catch them up in the Gosford area about 15 years ago and relocated a few into our backyard in the Sutherland shire area. Now there are so many now singing in the whole street….

  2. Cigale says:

    All-green! What a harmonious sight!

  3. David E says:

    Cheers Kees,
    Good luck up north- we will be concentrating on western NSW now that the drought has broken. These bladder cicadas have a small but vocal population around my Sydney suburb. Last year they droned on from early September until the last week of January- longest of any species except Psaltoda plaga!

  4. Kees says:

    That really is a great picture David.
    I will be back in tropical North Queensland in late November-looking forward to it.
    I have been advised the first cicadas are singing in Kuranda, another month atleast here in Dunedin, New Zealand

  5. Sherri says:

    This is fantastic! I have never seen this species before and it is soo beautiful! Thank you for sharing and educating us!

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