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Black Friday - Psaltoda pictibasis

Family Cicadidae

This page contains pictures and information about Black Friday Cicadas that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia. 
Body length 30mm
The cicadas are black in colour with brown pronotal collar. They prefer the upper trunks and large stems of very large gumtrees. Nymphs feed on roots of Eucalypts
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We found the above cicada on Daisy Hills on Jan 2011. 
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Above photo were taken on 2005. 

1. Genus Psaltoda Stal, 1861 - L. W. Popple, The cicadas of central eastern Australia, 2006.
2. Australian Cicadas - Moulds MS (1990). New South Wales University Press, NSW. Australia.

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