Thopha colorata is a cicada found in Australia. It is also known as the Orange Drummer and W Bug because of the W on its back (mesonotum) (thanks David Emery).
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Species: Thopha colorata Distant, 1907
For more information about this cicada, visit A web guide toThe cicadas of Australia by L. W. Popple.