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Redeye

Psaltoda moerens

Description:

There are high numbers of these cicadas on the floodplain of the Murray River at Yarrawonga. Not quite as loud as the greengrocers in the big city but they were making a great effort.

Notes:

These were mating on the ground and sufficiently distracted long enough for a photograph. The second photo was taken after one tried to fly away, landing in onto the back of the other. I do not think this second position is natural for mating.

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6 Comments

MartinL
MartinL 7 years ago

This would appear to be the redeye
Related to the black prince
Psaltoda moerens
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Psaltoda_mo...

MartinL
MartinL 7 years ago

Done, Maria.
There are no cicadas there yet.

Maria dB
Maria dB 7 years ago

You could add this to the wild love mission: http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/9068... and

MartinL
MartinL 7 years ago

Thank you Mark and Leuba.
I was about ready to see a different species.
The wings actually have a creamy reflection in the sunlight.

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 7 years ago

I agree- very good-looking. I love the names too. Great spotting Martin.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 7 years ago

Good... more on the way. Very handsome cicadas.

MartinL
Spotted by
MartinL

Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Jan 15, 2015
Submitted on Jan 15, 2015

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