Macrotristria angularis is a cicada found in Australia. It is also known as the Cherry Nose Cicada.
Photo by David Emery:
Species: Macrotristria angularis (Germar, 1834)
For more information about this cicada, visit A web guide to the cicadas of Australia by L. W. Popple.
Macrotristria godingi Distant, 1907, is found in Northeastern Queensland Australia and is commonly known as the Tiger Prince! It looks like a Tiger, doesn’t it?
Species: Macrotristria godingi Distant, 1907
Macrotristria genus description by W. L. Distant:
Characters. — Length of head more than half the breadth between eyes, including eyes considerably broader than base of mesonotum; ocelli much more remote from eyes than from each other; face longer than broad, large and globose; pronotum about as long as mesonotum including the cruciform elevation and longer than head, the lateral margins with a distinct anterior lobe; abdomen about as long as space between apex of head and base of cruciform elevation; tympana concealed; opercula scarcely extending beyond base of abdomen; rostrum reaching or slightly passing the posterior coxae; tegmina three times as long as broad, basal cell longer than broad, apical areas eight; wings more than half the length of tegmina, apical areas six.
- Location information and common name provided by M.S. Moulds’ Australian Cicadas book. 1990. New South Wales University Press.
- The illustration and genus description comes from the journal Genera Insectorum, and a specific article from 1913 by W. L. Distant titled Homoptera. Fam. Cicadidae, Subfam, Cicadinae. Read it on the Biodiversity Heritage Library website.
- Current species name verified using Allen Sanborn’s Catalogue of the Cicadoidea (Hemiptera: Auchenorrhyncha).
Here is an Cherry Nose cicada (Macrotristria angularis) photo taken by David Emery. The Cherry Nose is also know as the Whiskey Drinker.
The Cherry Nose cicada can be found in Eastern Queensland, NSW, and a small part of South Australia, and is most common during November & December (Moulds, M.S.. Australian Cicadas Kennsignton: New South Wales Press, 1990, p. 95.).