Lembeja paradoxa is a cicada found in Australia. It is also known as the Bagpipe Cicada, because it looks like the musical instrument called bagpipes.
Photo by Timothy Emery from Thursday Island, Torres Strait off Cape York, Queensland:
Species: Lembeja paradoxa (Karsch, 1890)
For more information about this cicada, visit A web guide to the cicadas of Australia by L. W. Popple.
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).
Thanks to David Emery for sending this photo of the amazing Quintilia aurora (Walker, 1850) cicada which can be found in the Republic of South Africa.
Species: Quintilia aurora (Walker, 1850)