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Cystosoma saundersii

1 Bladder Cicada at Hughes, ACT

Cystosoma saundersii at Hughes, ACT - 2 Dec 2020
Cystosoma saundersii at Hughes, ACT - 2 Dec 2020
Cystosoma saundersii at Hughes, ACT - 2 Dec 2020
Cystosoma saundersii at Hughes, ACT - 2 Dec 2020
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Identification history

Cystosoma saundersii 5 Dec 2020 lpopple
Cystosoma saundersii 5 Dec 2020 ruthkerruish

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Author's notes

The exact date when Bladder Cicadas arrived in Canberra is unclear but in the suburb of Hughes there is a large community which seemed to begin about 13 years ago. Over a hundred hatched on ash trees in about 2009 and seemed to have spread well beyond Hughes into other Woden suburbs. This year is the most there's ever been, probably due to the wet autumn, winter and spring. Currawongs have had a treat (John Dobson 2020).

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   6 Dec 2020
I forgot to say that all the photos were taken by John Dobson, apologies. Also that Photos 1 and 2 were of the same bladder cicada, great photos, John!

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Tamopsis sp. (genus) (Two-tailed spider) at Hughes, ACT - 17 Dec 2020 by DB Cupressus sempervirens (Mediterranean Cypress) at Hughes, ACT - 17 Jun 2020 by ruthkerruish Acacia covenyi (Bendethera wattle, Blue bush) at Hughes, ACT - 28 Aug 2017 by ruthkerruish Acacia boormanii (Snowy River Wattle) at Hughes, ACT - 24 Aug 2017 by ruthkerruish
Tamopsis sp. (genus) (Two-tailed spider) at Hughes, ACT - 17 Dec 2020 by DB
Cupressus sempervirens (Mediterranean Cypress) at Hughes, ACT - 17 Jun 2020 by ruthkerruish
Acacia covenyi (Bendethera wattle, Blue bush) at Hughes, ACT - 28 Aug 2017 by ruthkerruish
Acacia boormanii (Snowy River Wattle) at Hughes, ACT - 24 Aug 2017 by ruthkerruish

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Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Non-local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1,001 - 10,000 Abundance
  • 2 Dec 2020 01:40 PM Recorded on
  • ruthkerruish Recorded by

Additional information

  • Ash, apple etc Associated plant
  • 25mm to 50mm Animal size
  • Mixed Gender
  • Breeding behaviour Breeding behaviour
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