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Double Drummer Cicada

Thopha saccata

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Double Drummer
Thopha saccata Double Drummer - Thopha saccata


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14 Comments

KarenL
KarenL 7 years ago

Fun fact! Meet the loudest insect in the world! The double drummer cicada from Australia gets its name from the drum like structures on each side of the abdomen of adult males that are used to amplify the sound it produces to attract females. The song of the double drummer is reputed to be the loudest sound of any insect, reaching an earsplitting 120 dB – louder than most rock concerts! https://upload.facebook.com/projectnoah/...

Andrea Lim
Andrea Lim 8 years ago

Beautiful colours Mac! Nice pics

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 8 years ago

Spectacular!

ForestDragon
ForestDragon 8 years ago

Wonderfully colored Cicada! It looks similar to a female Thopha sessiliba (Northern Double Drummer) but I am not sure it is that species:
http://v2.boldsystems.org/views/taxbrows...

MacChristiansen
MacChristiansen 8 years ago

Thanks Bernadete S

courtneyhitson
courtneyhitson 8 years ago

Beautiful color!

ChunXingWong
ChunXingWong 8 years ago

Possibly a Macrotristria species.
http://sci-s03.bacs.uq.edu.au/ins-info/M...

EmilieChich
EmilieChich 8 years ago

Beautiful species! Any ID?

Bernadette S
Bernadette S 8 years ago

Beautiful detail!

LeanneGardner
LeanneGardner 8 years ago

Cool!

ShannaB
ShannaB 8 years ago

What a beauty, Mac!

MacChristiansen
MacChristiansen 8 years ago

Added photo

Tom15
Tom15 8 years ago

What a colorful Cicada!

RiekoS
RiekoS 8 years ago

Very nice.

MacChristiansen
Spotted by
MacChristiansen

Queensland, Australia

Spotted on Feb 8, 2013
Submitted on Feb 8, 2013

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