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Black Prince - Psaltoda plaga

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This page contains pictures and information about Black Prince Cicadas that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia. 
Body length male 30mm, male
The common name Black Prince was loosely applied to almost any cicada which were black in colour. Then it is now exclusively used for Psaltoda plaga. The cicadas are black in colour with brown pronotal collar. They prefer main stems instead of tree trunk. Nymphs feed on roots of Eucalypts and many other native plants.
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Found the above cicada entangled in spider web in Karawatha Forest. It was Jan 2010.  

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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