Black cicada / tacua speciosa downstairs

The entomologists / insect fan in me came to the fore when I saw this beauty downstairs on Monday 16th April 2012 around 6.20am:

black cicada sabah malaysia

Yes, the Emperor Cicada thought that my house’s worthy of a visit :-)

The fluorescent green colour was what struck me most.

Apparently it’s rather rare and has 3 bright colours along its body: yellow-green collar, red thorax & turqouise-blue abdomen.

Definitely one of the most beautiful insects I’ve ever seen.

The typical cicada/tongil/tangil I see almost every day – but this one I don’t see too often, I think only twice in the past 18 months.

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