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Tacua

Tacua speciosa

Description:

Lime green stripe on the thorax, dark red in between thorax and abdomen, towards mid-end of the abdomen there's a big emerald green/turquoise stripe. As big as a the common green cicada.

Habitat:

Tropical weather.

Notes:

This is my first time spotting a cicada with lime green, dark red & turquoise stripes.

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cicada
Tacua speciosa File:Tacua speciosa.jpg


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17 Comments

catgrin
catgrin 8 years ago

Just WOW!

:D Thank you!

GregMasteller
GregMasteller 9 years ago

Very nice spotting. Pic to be proud of!

Thanks! It's a rare species I guess but too little info to say so. I can't find anything more about this insect.

Dangermouse
Dangermouse 9 years ago

I agree, it looks like the cicada was dressing up! Amazing, never seen anything like that before (seen cicadas, but not that colourful!) A great spotting and welcome to Project Noah. :)

Thanks. I was thinking that the cicada had a headband and a turquoise pants! A sporty cicada! It's my first time seeing one, and this one was about to die when I spotted it near a coffee shop.

SusanEllison
SusanEllison 9 years ago

brillant colors

AnnaWhipkey
AnnaWhipkey 9 years ago

wow! great shot. Looks like it's been painted.

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 9 years ago

Cool!

You're welcome (^,^)

Noe and Pili
Noe and Pili 9 years ago

Cool colors! Thanks for sharing :)

IanMichaelIleto
IanMichaelIleto 9 years ago

You're welcome, Glad I could help :D

Thank you. I've been searching for the scientific name for ages! :)

IanMichaelIleto
IanMichaelIleto 9 years ago

I love the colors :D It took me a while to find the species Tacua speciosa http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Tacua_...

You're welcome. It's my first time spotting it too!

Yasser
Yasser 9 years ago

Wow, great colors on this specimen. I've never seen one like it. Thanks for sharing and welcome to Project Noah!

Malaysia

Spotted on Aug 17, 2011
Submitted on Aug 17, 2011

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