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Green Grocer

Cyclochila australasiae

Description:

It measures about 4 cm (1.6 in) in length, with a wingspan of 11–13 cm (4–5 in). Diverse colour forms are seen, the most common being predominantly green or brownish yellow. It has red eyes.

Habitat:

I actually found this particular one inside my green waste bin supplied by my local council. I imagine when I was pruning bushes/trees in my garden yesterday it must of been in among what I'd cut, and I didn't notice.

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2 Comments

JamesPriest2
JamesPriest2 6 months ago

Thank you Michael. Yes I did see cicadas flying around the top of one of the trees in my garden several days earlier, but couldn't see what type they were clearly as it was getting dark, and yes they certainly are rather noisy :-)

MichaelS
MichaelS 6 months ago

Great notes, JamesPriest2! The green grocer is one of the loudest insects, so if you don't see it, you might hear it!

JamesPriest2
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JamesPriest2

Saint Marys, New South Wales, Australia

Spotted on Oct 31, 2020
Submitted on Oct 31, 2020

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