The cicadas of central eastern Australia

L. W. Popple



Double Drummer Thopha saccata


Link to species accounts

(with photos, distribution maps, sound files and text for each species)

General information about cicadas and this website

(about cicada biology, distributions, endemicity, common names, feeding, life histories, seasonality, sound production, sexual communication, species limits, pests, identification, collection, publications etc.)


Structure of this website

Geographical area covered

Distribution maps

The high endemicity of Australian cicadas 

The common names of Australian cicadas 

Cicadas are bugs 

Cicada feeding

Cicada life histories

Seasonal appearance (phenology) and aggregation

Sound production and reception mechanisms 

Sound production and sexual communication

Cicada calling song types and habitats

Cicada habitats

Songs and the definition of species

Species of economic importance

Species, images and songs

Cicada identification

Collection of cicadas

Australian cicada references

About the site author and creator




Contact information

E-mail address 

Site created by Lindsay Popple


Please email if you have any questions or comments


This website (including all images, sounds and text) is copyright © L. W. Popple

and the department of Zoology and Entomology, the University of Queensland, Australia


Last revised: 31.Jan.2006