Animal Species:Cherrynose Cicada

Populations of the Cherrynose vary considerably from year to year. Sometimes they are abundant and other times they can be scarce or absent for several years.

Cherrynose cicada up close

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Standard Common Name

Cherrynose

Identification

Named for its reddish-brown "nose" (clypeus), the Cherrynose can be a common cicada of the Sydney region during late November and December.

Size range

11-13 cm

Distribution

Cherrynoses are found throughout eastern Australia.

Habitat

Cherrynoses live in forests and woodlands.

Life history modes

arboreal, burrowing

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Life cycle

Nymphs live in the ground and feed on sap from tree roots, adults are free living in trees

Classification

Species:
angularis
Genus:
Macrotristria
Subfamily:
Cicadinae
Family:
Cicadidae
Superfamily:
Cicadoidea
Order:
Hemiptera
Phylum:
Arthopoda
Kingdom:
Animalia

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