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May 4, 2013

Some cicadas from Malaysia

Filed under: Dundubia | Malaysia | Tacua — Tags: , — Dan @ 8:24 am

Malaysia, like all south-east Asian countries, has a fantastic array of beautiful cicada species.

A world traveler sent us her recent cicada photos. Here are a sample:

An amazing Tacua speciosa aka Emperor Cicada:

Tacua speciosa (Illger, 1980) photos from Malaysia. The author of the image wishes to be anonymous.

Look at the size of it! Behold the beauty!

See all the Tacua speciosa photos.


A severely injured but persevering Dundubia vaginata:

Dundubia vaginata (Fabricis, 1787) with a missing abdomen. The photo was taken in Malaysia. The photographer wishes to be anonymous.

It won’t ever mate again, but it will live for a little longer.

See all the Dundubia vaginata photos.

1 Comment »

  1. Carla says:

    Holy cow! I swear I thought that the top photo was of a stuffed animal at first. The cicada has an almost surreal, too perfect look & looks sort of plush in texture. I have never seen its like. What a beauty!

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