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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

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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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Phaulacridium vittatum (Wingless Grasshopper) at Hughes, ACT - 11 Apr 2020 by BIrdsinCanberra
Pyralis farinalis (Meal Moth) at Hughes, ACT - 12 Feb 2020 by BIrdsinCanberra
Glenoleon meteoricus (Patch-wing Glenoleon) at Hughes, ACT - 21 Jan 2020 by BIrdsinCanberra
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Laxta granicollis (Common trilobite cockroach, bark cockroach) at Hughes, ACT - 4 Jan 2020 by BIrdsinCanberra
Callocephalon fimbriatum (Gang-gang Cockatoo) at Hughes, ACT - 29 Dec 2019 by BIrdsinCanberra
Strepera graculina (Pied Currawong) at Hughes, ACT - 29 Dec 2019 by BIrdsinCanberra
Trichosurus vulpecula (Common Brushtail Possum) at Hughes, ACT - 13 Dec 2019 by BIrdsinCanberra
Ellipsidion australe (Austral Ellipsidion cockroach) at Hughes, ACT - 12 Dec 2019 by BIrdsinCanberra
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Bibio imitator (Garden maggot) at Hughes, ACT - 23 Nov 2019 by BIrdsinCanberra
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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
  • 50mm or larger Animal size
  • 30 Nov 2018 Recorded on
  • BIrdsinCanberra Recorded by

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