Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Grounded Redeye

Cicadas are getting into full song as we move into summer and I found one that had been blown out of a treetop and was finding some difficulty moving through the grass.

 After the photo I placed it on a higher vantage point from which it promptly took to the air, however with many predators around such as Pacific Bazas it is a dangerous time whether in the air or on the ground.
Not hard to identify as a Redeye Cicada (f) Psaltoda moerens a species found down the east coast states with populations also scattered through Victoria and as Far as Adelaide.

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