Calyria cuna (Walker, 1850) is a cicada from Central America, specifically Coasta Rica.
Species: Calyria cuna (Walker, 1850)
- The illustration comes from Biologia Centrali-Americana. Insecta. Rhynchota. Hemiptera-Homoptera. Vol. 1. By W. L. Distant F.E.S. and The Rev. Canon W. W. Fowler, F.L.S. (1881-1905). Read it on the Biodiversity Heritage Library website.
- Species name verification comes from Allen Sanborn’s Catalogue of the Cicadoidea (Hemiptera: Auchenorrhyncha).
Another Flickr find. The rich blue color is amazing.
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Check you this blue cicada from Costa Rica! I think that’s where I’m going for my next vacation.
We have a new gallery of Costa Rican cicadas courtesy of Jose Mora. Jose wrote:
Greetings from COSTA RICA!!!!!
Hello my friend, i really like your website please keep going!!, these fantastic insects have a very unusual and fascinating life.
I’m from Costa Rica, the name of the province where I live is HEREDIA and right now we’re in “cicada season” jajajaja .
Maybe you have heard about this already, the popular name for the cicadas here and probably all the rest of hispanoamerica is “CHICHARRA”…. well i would like to share with you some pictures i took around 3 days ago in a little park near my house, hope you’ll like it!!
Here’s a sample: