Cryptotympana atrata

Species: Cryptotympana atrata

English Name: Large Brown Cicada

Chinese Name: 紅脈熊蟬

Family: Cicadidae


This is one of the largest Cicadas found in Macau. They are bownish black and can be distinguished from a similar species (Cryptotympana mandarina) by is rounded male operculum. They can be found in Taipa and Coloane from May to August.

© 2014 Catarina França

© 2014 Catarina França

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– Easton, E. R. (1993). The insects of Macau. Macau: University of Macau Publications Centre.