Animal Species:Floury Baker Cicada

The common name of the Floury Baker cicada comes from the flour-like dusting that covers much of the body surface of newly emerged adults.

Standard Common Name

Floury Baker

Size range

9 cm - 10 cm

Distribution

The Floury Baker is found in eastern Australia.

Habitat

The Floury Baker has adapted to a wide variety of habitats, including urban areas. It is common in Sydney suburbs and even in the city centre on the branches of native shrubs and trees.

Communication

The song of the male Floury Baker is a distinctive hiss that can be heard at any time of the day. It starts with short one-second hisses and speeds up into a long continuous hiss that, on warm evenings, can last for up to 20 minutes.

Classification

Species:
curvicosta
Genus:
Abricta
Family:
Cicadidae
Superfamily:
Cicadoidea
Infraorder:
Cicadomorpha
Suborder:
Auchenorrhyncha
Order:
Hemiptera
Class:
Insecta
Subphylum:
Uniramia
Phylum:
Arthopoda
Kingdom:
Animalia

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