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Cicada (Hemiptera, Cicadoidea)Yoyetta sp. (genus)

Firetail or Ambertail Cicada at Black Mountain

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Yoyetta sp. (genus) at Black Mountain - 2 Dec 2016
Yoyetta sp. (genus) at Black Mountain - 2 Dec 2016
Yoyetta sp. (genus) at Black Mountain - 2 Dec 2016
Yoyetta sp. (genus) at Black Mountain - 2 Dec 2016

Identification history

Cicada (Hemiptera, Cicadoidea) Yoyetta sp. (genus) 15 Dec 2016 michaelb
Cicada (Hemiptera, Cicadoidea) Cicadetta sp. nr denisoni 4 Dec 2016 JudithDeland
Unidentified 1 Dec 2016 JudithDeland

Author's notes

I've seen a cicada emerge before so hung around to watch it pop out. Took maybe 50 minutes

19 comments

michaelb wrote:
   2 Dec 2016
Very good photo sequence !
   2 Dec 2016
Thanks, if anyone wants the photos from the gaps, let me know. Not sure how it goes for ID purposes though, if our little friend might darken up when it's properly dry, but fingers crossed it's near enough to the end insect.
michaelb wrote:
   2 Dec 2016
Hi Judith
We have before and after shots for the Redeye Cicada:
before
http://canberranaturemap.org/Community/Sighting/3344650
after
http://canberranaturemap.org/Community/Sighting/3344657
There is a big change, so I think yours will darken in colour, but one of our experts might recognise it as it is.
   2 Dec 2016
I'll remember to stay a little longer if I'm lucky and find another one. Seen a empty case in the past few days around there too so maybe not impossible. :-)
   4 Dec 2016
Brown firetail has been suggested.
michaelb wrote:
   4 Dec 2016
Do you mean Yoyetta denisoni ?
   4 Dec 2016
Checking with the person who made the comment on my flickr account. Hopefully he sees.There's also a Cicadetta sp. nr denisoni that goes by that name.
   4 Dec 2016
Hi Michael, it's a Cicadetta sp. nr denisoni David thinks. Discussion here. https://www.flickr.com/photos/38859456@N05/31247576251
michaelb wrote:
   4 Dec 2016
Thanks Judith, very interesting.
If you don't mind exploring in the same location it would be great to get a photo of an adult !
   4 Dec 2016
Will hunt away.
michaelb wrote:
   4 Dec 2016
Thank you
lpopple wrote:
   15 Dec 2016
This is an impressive photo series of what is definitely a firetail cicada (either Yoyetta denisoni or the related Yoyetta sp. nr denisoni). It is not possible to definitely identify between the two options in such a teneral state, hence the broader ID.
michaelb wrote:
   16 Dec 2016
Hi Lindsay. Just a slight adjustment - I renamed the sighting because there was a duplicate entry for Yoyetta sp. and removed the duplicate.
lpopple wrote:
   16 Dec 2016
Hi Michael. Thanks for tidying this up. Good to know that the system can accommodate ID's to genus or higher if needed.
michaelb wrote:
   16 Dec 2016
No worries. Good to see our list of identified species growing
   17 Dec 2016
No problems. If I'm lucky enough to see it again, I'll hang around for the finished product!
   25 Dec 2016
A nice picture of Denisoni is on David's flickr account. https://www.flickr.com/photos/42201299@N05
lpopple wrote:
   25 Dec 2016
Yes, David has great example photos of Black Firetail and Brown Firetail, both fully coloured males.
   26 Dec 2016
:-) Thanks

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Species information

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  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

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  • 2 Dec 2016 7:57 AM Recorded on
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