CicadaCicada Index Desert Screamer (Burbunga hillieri) Double Drummer (Thopha saccata) Masked Devil (Cyclochila australasiae) Orange Drummer (Thopha colorata)

Cicadas are classified in the order Hemiptera, and are mainly found in warm-temperate to tropical habitats. There are more than 300 species of cicadas recognised in Australia (although there is suggested that there may be up to 1,000 species that have yet to be identified), most of whom belong to the one large family, the Cicadidae.

Click on the following images to see some of our listed cicadas.

Desert Screamer (Burbunga hillieri), Alice Springs, NT
Desert Screamer (Burbunga hillieri)
Double Drummer (Thopha saccata), Cicada
Double Drummer (Thopha saccata)
Masked Devil (Cyclochila australasiae)
Masked Devil (Cyclochila australasiae)
Orange Drummer (Thopha colorata)
Orange Drummer (Thopha colorata)

  • Scientific classification
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Arthropoda
  • Class: Insecta
  • Order: Hemiptera
  • Infraorder: Cicadomorpha
  • Superfamily: Cicadoidea
  • Family: Cicadidae
    • Genus: Many
  • Family: Tettigarctidae
    • Genus: Tettigarcta
Orange Drummer (Thopha colorata)
Orange Drummer (Thopha colorata)

Footnote & References

  1. Australian Museum: Cicada – Superfamily Cicadoidea, Retrieved 21 October 2020, https://australian.museum/learn/animals/insects/cicadas-superfamily-cicadoidea/
  2. The Great Cicada Blitz (NSW, Australia), iNaturalist, https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/the-great-cicada-blitz-nsw-australia
  3. Cicadas of Australia, iNaturalist, https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/cicadas-of-australia
  4. Typical Cicadas (Family Cicadidae), iNaturalist, https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/50186-Cicadidae#Subfamilies
  5. Cicadas, (Superfamily Cicadoidea), iNaturalist, https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/50190-Cicadoidea

CicadaCicada Index Desert Screamer (Burbunga hillieri) Double Drummer (Thopha saccata) Masked Devil (Cyclochila australasiae) Orange Drummer (Thopha colorata)

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