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White banded cicada(?)

Tosena melanoptera


About 6cm.long black cicada. One white band on nape and another on mid-wing position. Orange-red coloration on abdomen. It is female, male has orange colour on knees, which sings loudly for partner.


Generally the cicada is seen on betlenut trees, where I spotted.

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Bosabehari Gaon, Assam, India

Spotted on Jun 16, 2021
Submitted on Sep 2, 2021

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