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Emerald Cicada

Zammara smaragdula

Description:

Zammara is a genus of cicadas. They are large cicadas that are generally bright blue-green in color. The other ones I have seen either alive, or in photos on the web, mostly seem to have black eyes. I think that the red eyes on this one are spectacular...

Habitat:

Zammara are found in the Neotropics, especially in equatorial regions,where they live in tropical forest habitat.

Notes:

I saw a similar one from Costa Rica, but with black eyes, in 2013 - http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/438...

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30 Comments (1–25)

pamsai
pamsai 2 years ago

thank you Felix and Polilla... much appreciated.

Felix Fleck
Felix Fleck 2 years ago

Beautiful! Congratulations.

pamsai
pamsai 2 years ago

thanks Robert, Leuba and Michael

Michael Strydom
Michael Strydom 2 years ago

Fantastic. Congrats

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 2 years ago

Congratulations to you and your Cicada,Pam !

triggsturner
triggsturner 2 years ago

Nice one Pam. Congrats on your 2nd place. Well deserved.

pamsai
pamsai 2 years ago

Thank you so much Daniele and the PN Rangers, I am blown away by this win ! And thank you so much AntónioGinjaGinja for suggesting I enter it into the best photo of 2016 mission. "You have to be in it to win it" as the saying goes ! Never entered my mind that I had a chance of wining !!

armadeus.4
armadeus.4 2 years ago

Congratulations on second place Pam!!!

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 2 years ago

Congratulations Pam, this beautiful cicada came 2nd in our 2016 Best Photo contest in the Arthropods category!

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Make sure to join our 2017 Best Photo mission!
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williefromwi
williefromwi 3 years ago

Beautiful detail on your spotting, Pamsai

pamsai
pamsai 3 years ago

Haha, yes indeed Leanne. Looks like some Sth American or Tibetan piece of jewellry.

LeanneGardner
LeanneGardner 3 years ago

What an amazing cicada! Great find Pam. A beautiful work of art by Mother Nature.

pamsai
pamsai 3 years ago

thanks Leuba. Those eyes are amazing. The ones I saw in Costa Rica 2 years before, had black eyes.

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 3 years ago

Just Beautiful ! those eyes are amazing. Great spotting Pam.

pamsai
pamsai 3 years ago

thanks Jason... I only took the photo, it's nature that is so wonderful, isn't it !?

Jason Alexander
Jason Alexander 3 years ago

Wonderful!!

pamsai
pamsai 3 years ago

thanks Antonio, I have added it to that mission.

Gorgeous capture Pam,you should add your spottings to the new mission http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/2004... for chosing the best's wild photos of 2016,congrats and thanks for sharing such a beautiful creature

pamsai
pamsai 3 years ago

Yes Viv, or American Indian jewellry, or Tibetan turquoise. But definitely the colour of old turquoise.

VivBraznell
VivBraznell 3 years ago

:0 The colours made me think of Mexican turquoise

pamsai
pamsai 3 years ago

Hahaha thanks torsten... great minds think alike, they say.

tmvdh
tmvdh 3 years ago

Well, that's funny: I sent my comment without reading the other ones. Two are nearly the same ;-).

tmvdh
tmvdh 3 years ago

Wow! What a beauty!!!

pamsai
pamsai 3 years ago

thanks Viv... I changed the date to the correct one !!

VivBraznell
VivBraznell 3 years ago

Wow! That's a beauty Pam

pamsai
Spotted by
pamsai

Belmopan, Cayo, Belize

Lat: 17.01, Long: -89.05

Spotted on Aug 3, 2015
Submitted on Jan 30, 2016

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