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Cicada (Hemiptera, Cicadoidea)Myopsalta waterhousei

1 Smoky Buzzer at Point Hut to Tharwa

2 images

Myopsalta waterhousei at Point Hut to Tharwa - 17 Dec 2017
Myopsalta waterhousei at Point Hut to Tharwa - 17 Dec 2017

Identification history

Cicada (Hemiptera, Cicadoidea) Myopsalta waterhousei 24 Jan 2018 lpopple
Cicada (Hemiptera, Cicadoidea) Myopsalta waterhousei 24 Jan 2018 lpopple
Unidentified 24 Jan 2018 michaelb

Author's notes

Size - length including the wings: 20mm........ on the western side of the Murrumbidgee River, north of Tharwa.

3 comments

michaelb wrote:
   9 Jan 2019
Hi Lindsay
In your notes you say that this cicada lives in open grassland. Do the adults feed on native grasses, and the immature nymphs feed on the roots of native grasses?
lpopple wrote:
   9 Jan 2019
Hi Michael
We can infer that the nymphs feed on the roots of grasses based on the finding of exuviae in fields that are exclusively occupied by grasses. I have observed adults feeding on exotic and native grasses (they often occur on Avena fatua, for example). Nymphs also presumably feed on exotic and native species.
michaelb wrote:
   10 Jan 2019
Thanks Lindsay

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Nearby Sightings

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Vombatus ursinus at Point Hut to Tharwa - 2 Sep 2018 Maratus purcellae at Point Hut to Tharwa - 15 Oct 2017 Camponotus sp. (genus) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 23 Mar 2017 Peakesia hospita at Point Hut to Tharwa - 11 Mar 2017 Bursaria spinosa at Point Hut to Tharwa - 9 Feb 2017 Calomela sp. (genus) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 9 Feb 2017 Paropsis atomaria at Point Hut to Tharwa - 28 Jan 2017 Acanthonevroides jarvisi at Point Hut to Tharwa - 15 Jan 2017 Eucalyptus blakelyi at Point Hut to Tharwa - 7 Jan 2017 Paropsisterna beata at Point Hut to Tharwa - 7 Jan 2017 Anoplognathus chloropyrus at Point Hut to Tharwa - 7 Jan 2017 Gonipterus sp. (genus) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 7 Jan 2017 Paropsisterna variicollis at Point Hut to Tharwa - 7 Jan 2017 Bolboschoenus medianus at Point Hut to Tharwa - 7 Jan 2017 Eulamprus heatwolei at Point Hut to Tharwa - 7 Jan 2017 Utetheisa pulchelloides at Point Hut to Tharwa - 7 Jan 2017 Psaltoda moerens at Point Hut to Tharwa - 3 Dec 2016 Diplacodes haematodes at Point Hut to Tharwa - 30 Nov 2016 Porrostoma sp. (genus) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 3 Nov 2016 Philobota sp. (genus) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 31 Oct 2016 Zosterops lateralis at Point Hut to Tharwa - 6 Apr 2016 Portulaca oleracea at Point Hut to Tharwa - 10 Mar 2016 Paropsis atomaria at Point Hut to Tharwa - 2 Mar 2016 Intellagama lesueurii at Point Hut to Tharwa - 2 Mar 2016 Junonia villida at Point Hut to Tharwa - 13 Feb 2016 Paropsisterna beata at Point Hut to Tharwa - 30 Jan 2016 Lipotriches (Austronomia) australica at Point Hut to Tharwa - 31 Dec 2015 Chrysocephalum semipapposum at Point Hut to Tharwa - 24 Dec 2015 Medicago sativa at Point Hut to Tharwa - 24 Dec 2015 Sorghum leiocladum at Point Hut to Tharwa - 21 Dec 2015 Persicaria prostrata at Point Hut to Tharwa - 21 Dec 2015 Lythrum salicaria at Point Hut to Tharwa - 21 Dec 2015 Eulamprus heatwolei at Point Hut to Tharwa - 21 Dec 2015 Heteronympha merope at Point Hut to Tharwa - 21 Dec 2015 Heteronympha merope at Point Hut to Tharwa - 21 Dec 2015 Ligustrum sinense at Point Hut to Tharwa - 15 Nov 2015 Malus pumila at Point Hut to Tharwa - 15 Nov 2015 Malus pumila at Point Hut to Tharwa - 10 Oct 2015 Utetheisa pulchelloides at Point Hut to Tharwa - 6 Oct 2015 Triptilodiscus pygmaeus at Point Hut to Tharwa - 3 Oct 2015 Trifolium campestre at Point Hut to Tharwa - 3 Oct 2015 Hippotion scrofa at Point Hut to Tharwa - 9 Feb 2015 Acetosella vulgaris at Point Hut to Tharwa - 31 Jan 2015 Tragopogon dubius at Point Hut to Tharwa - 31 Jan 2015 Chondrilla juncea at Point Hut to Tharwa - 21 Jan 2015 Egretta novaehollandiae at Point Hut to Tharwa - 21 Jan 2015 Junonia villida at Point Hut to Tharwa - 18 Jan 2015 Eucalyptus viminalis at Point Hut to Tharwa - 10 Dec 2014 Notius depressus at Point Hut to Tharwa - 8 Dec 2014 Tachyglossus aculeatus at Point Hut to Tharwa - 8 Dec 2014 Chrysopogon muelleri at Point Hut to Tharwa - 1 Dec 2014 Erodium crinitum at Point Hut to Tharwa - 14 Sep 2014 Acacia dealbata at Point Hut to Tharwa - 26 Aug 2014 Acacia rubida at Point Hut to Tharwa - 26 Aug 2014 Nesoptilotis leucotis at Point Hut to Tharwa - 20 Jul 2014 Vombatus ursinus at Point Hut to Tharwa - 13 Jul 2014 Pieris rapae at Point Hut to Tharwa - 9 Apr 2014 Macrolepiota dolichaula at Point Hut to Tharwa - 30 Mar 2014 Cormobates leucophaea at Point Hut to Tharwa - 12 Mar 2014 Vanessa kershawi at Point Hut to Tharwa - 9 Mar 2014 Eurystomus orientalis at Point Hut to Tharwa - 6 Mar 2014 Petroica boodang at Point Hut to Tharwa - 5 Mar 2014 Pyrrholaemus sagittata at Point Hut to Tharwa - 5 Mar 2014 Acrida conica at Point Hut to Tharwa - 1 Feb 2014 Gastrimargus musicus at Point Hut to Tharwa - 16 Jan 2014 Zanda funereus at Point Hut to Tharwa - 11 Jan 2014 Psaltoda moerens at Point Hut to Tharwa - 1 Dec 2013 Eucalyptus viminalis at Point Hut to Tharwa - 1 Dec 2013 Psaltoda moerens at Point Hut to Tharwa - 27 Nov 2013
Vombatus ursinus at Point Hut to Tharwa - 2 Sep 2018
Maratus purcellae at Point Hut to Tharwa - 15 Oct 2017
Camponotus sp. (genus) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 23 Mar 2017
Peakesia hospita at Point Hut to Tharwa - 11 Mar 2017
Bursaria spinosa at Point Hut to Tharwa - 9 Feb 2017
Calomela sp. (genus) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 9 Feb 2017
Paropsis atomaria at Point Hut to Tharwa - 28 Jan 2017
Acanthonevroides jarvisi at Point Hut to Tharwa - 15 Jan 2017
Eucalyptus blakelyi at Point Hut to Tharwa - 7 Jan 2017
Paropsisterna beata at Point Hut to Tharwa - 7 Jan 2017
Anoplognathus chloropyrus at Point Hut to Tharwa - 7 Jan 2017
Gonipterus sp. (genus) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 7 Jan 2017
Paropsisterna variicollis at Point Hut to Tharwa - 7 Jan 2017
Bolboschoenus medianus at Point Hut to Tharwa - 7 Jan 2017
Eulamprus heatwolei at Point Hut to Tharwa - 7 Jan 2017
Utetheisa pulchelloides at Point Hut to Tharwa - 7 Jan 2017
Psaltoda moerens at Point Hut to Tharwa - 3 Dec 2016
Diplacodes haematodes at Point Hut to Tharwa - 30 Nov 2016
Porrostoma sp. (genus) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 3 Nov 2016
Philobota sp. (genus) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 31 Oct 2016
Zosterops lateralis at Point Hut to Tharwa - 6 Apr 2016
Portulaca oleracea at Point Hut to Tharwa - 10 Mar 2016
Paropsis atomaria at Point Hut to Tharwa - 2 Mar 2016
Intellagama lesueurii at Point Hut to Tharwa - 2 Mar 2016
Junonia villida at Point Hut to Tharwa - 13 Feb 2016
Paropsisterna beata at Point Hut to Tharwa - 30 Jan 2016
Lipotriches (Austronomia) australica at Point Hut to Tharwa - 31 Dec 2015
Chrysocephalum semipapposum at Point Hut to Tharwa - 24 Dec 2015
Medicago sativa at Point Hut to Tharwa - 24 Dec 2015
Sorghum leiocladum at Point Hut to Tharwa - 21 Dec 2015
Persicaria prostrata at Point Hut to Tharwa - 21 Dec 2015
Lythrum salicaria at Point Hut to Tharwa - 21 Dec 2015
Eulamprus heatwolei at Point Hut to Tharwa - 21 Dec 2015
Heteronympha merope at Point Hut to Tharwa - 21 Dec 2015
Heteronympha merope at Point Hut to Tharwa - 21 Dec 2015
Ligustrum sinense at Point Hut to Tharwa - 15 Nov 2015
Malus pumila at Point Hut to Tharwa - 15 Nov 2015
Malus pumila at Point Hut to Tharwa - 10 Oct 2015
Utetheisa pulchelloides at Point Hut to Tharwa - 6 Oct 2015
Triptilodiscus pygmaeus at Point Hut to Tharwa - 3 Oct 2015
Trifolium campestre at Point Hut to Tharwa - 3 Oct 2015
Hippotion scrofa at Point Hut to Tharwa - 9 Feb 2015
Acetosella vulgaris at Point Hut to Tharwa - 31 Jan 2015
Tragopogon dubius at Point Hut to Tharwa - 31 Jan 2015
Chondrilla juncea at Point Hut to Tharwa - 21 Jan 2015
Egretta novaehollandiae at Point Hut to Tharwa - 21 Jan 2015
Junonia villida at Point Hut to Tharwa - 18 Jan 2015
Eucalyptus viminalis at Point Hut to Tharwa - 10 Dec 2014
Notius depressus at Point Hut to Tharwa - 8 Dec 2014
Tachyglossus aculeatus at Point Hut to Tharwa - 8 Dec 2014
Chrysopogon muelleri at Point Hut to Tharwa - 1 Dec 2014
Erodium crinitum at Point Hut to Tharwa - 14 Sep 2014
Acacia dealbata at Point Hut to Tharwa - 26 Aug 2014
Acacia rubida at Point Hut to Tharwa - 26 Aug 2014
Nesoptilotis leucotis at Point Hut to Tharwa - 20 Jul 2014
Vombatus ursinus at Point Hut to Tharwa - 13 Jul 2014
Pieris rapae at Point Hut to Tharwa - 9 Apr 2014
Macrolepiota dolichaula at Point Hut to Tharwa - 30 Mar 2014
Cormobates leucophaea at Point Hut to Tharwa - 12 Mar 2014
Vanessa kershawi at Point Hut to Tharwa - 9 Mar 2014
Eurystomus orientalis at Point Hut to Tharwa - 6 Mar 2014
Petroica boodang at Point Hut to Tharwa - 5 Mar 2014
Pyrrholaemus sagittata at Point Hut to Tharwa - 5 Mar 2014
Acrida conica at Point Hut to Tharwa - 1 Feb 2014
Gastrimargus musicus at Point Hut to Tharwa - 16 Jan 2014
Zanda funereus at Point Hut to Tharwa - 11 Jan 2014
Psaltoda moerens at Point Hut to Tharwa - 1 Dec 2013
Eucalyptus viminalis at Point Hut to Tharwa - 1 Dec 2013
Psaltoda moerens at Point Hut to Tharwa - 27 Nov 2013

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Location information

Species information

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  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

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