Thopha saccata is a cicada found in Australia. It is also known as the Eastern Double Drummer.
Photo by Dan Mozgai:
Photo by Kevin Lee:
Species: Thopha saccata (Fabricius, 1803)
For more information about this cicada, visit A web guide to the cicadas of Australia by L. W. Popple.
Here are some emerging Thopha, Thopha saccata a.k.a. Double Drummer (I think — not 100% sure), taken by David Emery.
Double Drummer (Thopha saccata) photos by Kevin Lee:
This is a double drummer who got stuck whilst emerging so he never got to fly and sing.. but he still saw the light of day and was in the room with the other cicadas and had a bit of company. But if I had left it on the tree he would have been eaten alive by ants.