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Cicada (Hemiptera, Cicadoidea)Psaltoda moerens

1 Redeye Cicada at Hughes, ACT

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Psaltoda moerens at Hughes, ACT - 30 Nov 2018
Psaltoda moerens at Hughes, ACT - 30 Nov 2018
Psaltoda moerens at Hughes, ACT - 30 Nov 2018

Identification history

Cicada (Hemiptera, Cicadoidea) Psaltoda moerens 6 Dec 2018 lpopple
Cicada (Hemiptera, Cicadoidea) Psaltoda moerens 5 Dec 2018 BIrdsinCanberra

Author's notes

Walking along the suburban foot paths I saw this Redeye Cicada. I guess this one was drying out after emerging from its underground stage, waiting to warm up so it could take off to look for a mate. I felt its life expectancy was not long given its black body was resting on a very light coloured square of concrete. When I walked back past this spot at the end of my time on Red Hill the insect was gone. Whether it had flown off to look for a partner or had become breakfast for the magpies in the street, I did not know.

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Location information

  • Coordinates 149.098332-35.333095
  • Altitude 610.0m
  • Places Hughes, ACT

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 Abundance
  • 30 Nov 2018 6:51 AM Recorded on
  • BIrdsinCanberra Recorded by
  • Website Reported via
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