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Cicada (Hemiptera, Cicadoidea)Myopsalta waterhousei

1 Smoky Buzzer at Point Hut to Tharwa

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Myopsalta waterhousei at Point Hut to Tharwa - 18 Dec 2017
Myopsalta waterhousei at Point Hut to Tharwa - 18 Dec 2017

Identification history

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

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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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Tricoryne elatior (Yellow Rush Lily) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 14 Mar 2020 by michaelb
Poecilometis patruelis (Gum Tree Shield Bug) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 22 Feb 2020 by michaelb
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Arctotheca calendula (Capeweed, Cape Dandelion) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 9 Oct 2019 by michaelb
Colluricincla harmonica (Grey Shrike-thrush) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 18 Jun 2019 by JohnBundock
Petroica boodang (Scarlet Robin) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 7 May 2019 by michaelb
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Calomela curtisi (Acacia leaf beetle) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 9 Feb 2017 by michaelb
Paropsis atomaria (Eucalyptus leaf beetle) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 28 Jan 2017 by michaelb
Acanthonevroides jarvisi (A fruit fly) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 15 Jan 2017 by michaelb
Eucalyptus blakelyi (Blakely's Red Gum) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 7 Jan 2017 by michaelb
Paropsisterna beata (Eucalyptus leaf beetle) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 7 Jan 2017 by michaelb
Anoplognathus chloropyrus (Green-tailed Christmas beetle) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 7 Jan 2017 by michaelb
Gonipterus sp. (genus) (Eucalyptus Weevil) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 7 Jan 2017 by michaelb
Paropsisterna variicollis (Eucalyptus variegated beetle) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 7 Jan 2017 by michaelb
Bolboschoenus medianus (A Sedge) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 7 Jan 2017 by michaelb
Eulamprus heatwolei (Yellow-bellied Water-skink) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 7 Jan 2017 by michaelb
Utetheisa pulchelloides (Heliotrope Moth) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 7 Jan 2017 by michaelb
Psaltoda moerens (Redeye Cicada) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 3 Dec 2016 by michaelb
Diplacodes haematodes (Scarlet Percher) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 30 Nov 2016 by michaelb
Porrostoma sp. (genus) (Lycid beetle, Net-winged beetle) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 3 Nov 2016 by michaelb
Philobota productella (Pasture Tunnel Moth) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 31 Oct 2016 by michaelb
Zosterops lateralis (Silvereye) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 6 Apr 2016 by michaelb
Portulaca oleracea (Pigweed, Purslane) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 10 Mar 2016 by michaelb
Paropsis atomaria (Eucalyptus leaf beetle) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 2 Mar 2016 by michaelb
Intellagama lesueurii (Eastern Water Dragon) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 2 Mar 2016 by michaelb
Junonia villida (Meadow Argus) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 13 Feb 2016 by michaelb
Paropsisterna beata (Eucalyptus leaf beetle) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 30 Jan 2016 by michaelb
Lipotriches (Austronomia) australica (Halictid bee) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 31 Dec 2015 by michaelb
Chrysocephalum semipapposum (Clustered Everlasting) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 24 Dec 2015 by michaelb
Medicago sativa (Lucerne, Alfalfa) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 24 Dec 2015 by michaelb
Sorghum leiocladum (Wild Sorghum) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 21 Dec 2015 by michaelb
Persicaria prostrata (Creeping Knotweed) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 21 Dec 2015 by michaelb
Lythrum salicaria (Purple Loosestrife) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 21 Dec 2015 by michaelb
Eulamprus heatwolei (Yellow-bellied Water-skink) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 21 Dec 2015 by michaelb
Heteronympha merope (Common Brown) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 21 Dec 2015 by michaelb
Heteronympha merope (Common Brown) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 21 Dec 2015 by michaelb
Ligustrum sinense (Small-leaved Privet) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 15 Nov 2015 by michaelb
Malus pumila (Apple) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 15 Nov 2015 by michaelb
Malus pumila (Apple) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 10 Oct 2015 by michaelb
Utetheisa pulchelloides (Heliotrope Moth) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 6 Oct 2015 by michaelb
Triptilodiscus pygmaeus (Annual Daisy) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 3 Oct 2015 by michaelb
Trifolium campestre (Hop Clover) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 3 Oct 2015 by michaelb
Hippotion scrofa (Coprosma Hawk Moth) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 9 Feb 2015 by michaelb
Rumex acetosella (Sorrel, Sheep Sorrel) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 31 Jan 2015 by michaelb
Tragopogon dubius (Goatsbeard) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 31 Jan 2015 by michaelb
Chondrilla juncea (Skeleton Weed) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 21 Jan 2015 by michaelb
Egretta novaehollandiae (White-faced Heron) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 21 Jan 2015 by michaelb
Junonia villida (Meadow Argus) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 18 Jan 2015 by michaelb
Eucalyptus viminalis (Ribbon Gum) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 10 Dec 2014 by michaelb
Notius depressus (Shield bug) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 8 Dec 2014 by michaelb
Tachyglossus aculeatus (Short-beaked Echidna) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 8 Dec 2014 by michaelb
Chrysopogon muelleri (Robber fly) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 1 Dec 2014 by michaelb
Erodium crinitum (Native Crowfoot) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 14 Sep 2014 by michaelb
Acacia dealbata (Silver Wattle) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 26 Aug 2014 by michaelb
Acacia rubida (Red-leaved Wattle) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 26 Aug 2014 by michaelb
Nesoptilotis leucotis (White-eared Honeyeater) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 20 Jul 2014 by michaelb
Vombatus ursinus (Wombat) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 13 Jul 2014 by michaelb
Pieris rapae (Cabbage White) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 9 Apr 2014 by michaelb
Macrolepiota dolichaula (White Parasol) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 30 Mar 2014 by michaelb
Cormobates leucophaea (White-throated Treecreeper) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 12 Mar 2014 by michaelb
Vanessa kershawi (Australian Painted Lady) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 9 Mar 2014 by michaelb
Eurystomus orientalis (Dollarbird) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 6 Mar 2014 by michaelb
Petroica boodang (Scarlet Robin) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 5 Mar 2014 by michaelb
Pyrrholaemus sagittata (Speckled Warbler) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 5 Mar 2014 by michaelb
Platycercus elegans (Crimson Rosella) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 11 Feb 2014 by michaelb
Acrida conica (Giant green slantface) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 1 Feb 2014 by michaelb
Gastrimargus musicus (Yellow-winged Locust or Grasshopper) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 16 Jan 2014 by michaelb
Zanda funereus (Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoo) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 11 Jan 2014 by michaelb
Psaltoda moerens (Redeye Cicada) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 1 Dec 2013 by michaelb
Eucalyptus viminalis (Ribbon Gum) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 1 Dec 2013 by michaelb
Psaltoda moerens (Redeye Cicada) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 27 Nov 2013 by michaelb

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Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 - 3 Abundance
  • 12mm to 25mm Animal size (mm)
  • 17 Dec 2017 Recorded on
  • michaelb Recorded by
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