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.
Named for its reddish-brown "nose" (clypeus), the Cherrynose can be a common cicada of the Sydney region during late November and December.
Cherrynoses live in forests and woodlands.
Cherrynoses are found throughout eastern Australia.
Life history cycle
Nymphs live in the ground and feed on sap from tree roots, adults are free living in trees