Profile: Bule Bodoh
Perhaps Australians are totally unaware of the huge aount of fauna of ASEAN- where the Cyclochila and most Australian other animals originate.
The article is sorely lacking & misleading in the insinuation that Cicadidae are somehow uniquely Australian. Cicadidae are not only endemic to both sides of the Wallace Line- but MORE exist in SE Asia than anywhere else on the planet- including new species found per year- see reference list:
The claim it is one of the loudest insects in the world is parochial and poorly substantiated. MOST "Australian" flora and fauna is not at all unique, but endemic to Indonesia (Irian Jaya, Halmahera, Ternate & Tidore, Sulawesi, Manado), Papua, New Guinea and the Pacific Islands- Fiji etc. Australians would be well reminded that flora and fauna traveled north-east through Asian continent, through Indonesia (greater Sundas), into Papua and tropical Cape York etc and did not magically spring out from the red dust when Banks landed- especially the supposedly uniquely Australian marsupials- these are common in Irian Jaya 3 of the 5 monotremes, dingo (canis lupus familairis) Anjing Hutan, Dendrolagus and Macropodinae- Kangaroo.