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Psaltoda moerens


Discarded cicada skin and cicada. Cicada nymphs exit the ground and they then molt (shed their skins), on a nearby plant and emerge as adults. The abandoned skins remain, still clinging to the bark of trees. They make really loud sounds during summer.

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Razor grinder
Henicopsaltria eydouxii Razor Grinder Henicopsaltria eydouxii (species complex)

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1 Comment

bennyruner a year ago

Was the second photo taken in Canberra? This is a Razor Grinder cicada - not normally found in the ACT

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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia

Spotted on Dec 17, 2010
Submitted on Apr 17, 2011

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