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August 24, 2009

Can you help identify this Australian cicada (Pauropsalta mneme)?

Filed under: Australia | Identify | Pauropsalta — Dan @ 6:12 pm

Can you identify this Australian cicada??? The photo was take by Elizabeth Barnett.

mysterycicada

Hi, I wondered whether you can help me identify a cicada we saw at Hall’s Gap (Midwest Victoria, Australia) in January this year? It had a limited tolerance for being photographed and took off asap. From memory its call was a sort of short “eck! eck!” rather than the continuous shrill you get from a greengrocer. There were heaps of them calling but this was the only one we saw. I’d estimate it was about half the size of a greengrocer.

I asked David Emery, and he said:

Looks pretty close to Pauropsalta mneme (Alarm clock ticker) with the orange belly and wing infuscations and is in the right place! Heard the first C.celis around Sydney last week, but very dry at present.

After a Google search for Pauropsalta mneme I’d say David was correct.

The Pauropsalta mneme can be found in south-eastern NSW, Victoria, and a small pocket in South Australia, from late September to early January. (Moulds, M.S.. Australian Cicadas Kennsignton: New South Wales Press, 1990, p. 131.)

July 9, 2009

Cicada from Sumatra: ID them it you can

Filed under: Identify | Indonesia | Sumatra — Dan @ 5:19 am

Mr. Agus and Mr. Arga need your help identifying at least one of these cicadas.

The photo taken from Rejang land, its located at south west Sumatra, Sumatra island, Indonesia, with 600-700 above level sea.

Well, I found the pages the images came from. Looks like just the Green one (A) needs an ID.

Cicada A. Still unknown.

Cicada B. Tosena depicta.

Cicada C. Huechys sanguinea.

June 10, 2008

Identify this cicada

Filed under: Identify — Dan @ 8:42 pm

Cicada experts: can you identify this cicada? Hint: although it has white eyes, it is not a 17 year cicada. These photos were take by John Beard in Atascosa County, TX. BTW, is the black spot in the middle of the eye technically considered a pupil? Let us know.

Mystery cicada

Mystery cicada

September 13, 2007

Spark â„¢ Talking Bug Identifier

Filed under: Identify — Dan @ 9:01 pm

The Discovery Store has a Spark â„¢ Talking Bug Identifier. I have no idea if I identifies cicadas in general (I imagine it does), or individual species of cicadas. Still it’s cool enough to mention.

July 30, 2007

Guess the cicada

Filed under: Identify | Okanagana | Proto-periodical — Dan @ 8:53 pm

From Phoebe:

June 5, 2007

Indentify this Cicada!

Filed under: Cicada Arts | Identify — Dan @ 7:40 pm

Dana Holmes photographed this cicada at the Pug Party this Saturday in Chicago. I can’t identify the species — can you???

Emma

Emma

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