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March 6, 2019

Psaltoda moerens (Germar, 1834)

Filed under: Australia | David Emery | Psaltoda | Psaltodini — Tags: — Dan @ 1:01 am

Psaltoda moerens is a cicada found in Australia. It is also known as the Redeye Cicada or Cherryeye Cicada.

Photo by David Emery:
Psaltoda moerens (Germar, 1834)

Scientific classification:
Family: Cicadidae
Subfamily: Cicadinae
Tribe: Psaltodini
SubTribe: ?
Genus: Psaltoda
Species: Psaltoda moerens (Germar, 1834)

For more information about this cicada, visit A web guide to the cicadas of Australia by L. W. Popple.

Tribe information comes from: MARSHALL, DAVID C. et al. A molecular phylogeny of the cicadas (Hemiptera: Cicadidae) with a review of tribe and subfamily classification. Zootaxa, [S.l.], v. 4424, n. 1, p. 1–64, may 2018. ISSN 1175-5334. Available at: https://www.biotaxa.org/Zootaxa/article/view/zootaxa.4424.1.1

November 23, 2013

Timelapse video of a Redeye Cicada Molting

Filed under: Australia | Psaltoda | Video — Tags: , — Dan @ 5:25 pm

This video taken by Samantha Madell in NSW Australia is a time lapse video of of a Redeye Cicada (Psaltoda moerens) molting.

November 28, 2007

Ozzie Cicadas: Redeye cicada

Filed under: Australia | David Emery | Psaltoda — Tags: , — Dan @ 12:39 pm

Here is an Redeye cicada (Psaltoda moerens) photo taken by David Emery. The Redeye is also know as the Cherryeye.

Psaltoda moerens (Germar, 1834)

The Redeye cicada can be found in eastern NSW, Victoria and Tasmania, and are most abundant in late November and December. (Moulds, M.S.. Australian Cicadas Kennsignton: New South Wales Press, 1990, p.75)