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Sulphur Cicada

Sulphogaeana sulphurea


We have seen this creature at Kolakham in Neora Valley region of West Bengal, India. Initially we just heard very loud sound all over the place. Then we identified that this creature is making this loud sound. Size about 2 inches+, black & yellow spotted head with horn like stings. Eyes like black balls. Some had green and some had yellow wings with black spots and brown border. They start the call/sound with breaks/interruption, then calls continuously and loudly. They don't move (stands still) while call. They fly like small birds. They could be seen after sun rise. Not early in the morning and not after evening.


We have seen them in trees in the jungle. They used to fly from one tree to another.


Thanks to Sukanya Dutta for the ID.

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Cammie C. Jeffries
Cammie C. Jeffries 4 years ago

Please consider adding to the Cicadas of the World Mission! =D

SukanyaDatta 5 years ago

Ah! Pampa but I have to thank Mark Ridgway for the very first ID.

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West Bengal, India

Spotted on Mar 22, 2015
Submitted on Mar 30, 2015

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