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Thopha colorata Distant

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Cicada Order Hemiptera - Family Cicadidae / Tettigarctidae
Cicada - Orange Drummer
(Thopha colorata)

The Orange Drummer, also known as the Golden Drummer or Big W, is very common in Central Australia. A large cicada, the nymphs are found living on the roots of the River Red Gums.

The adults are usually seen from November to February.

Common Name Where Found
Big W
Golden Drummer
Orange Drummer
This species is found in Central Australia in the Northern Territory, the far northern part of South Australia and Western Australia.
Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Homoptera
Family: Cicadidae
Genus: Thopha
Species: T. colorata
Cicada Images
Orange Drummer - Cicada (Thopha colorata)
Alice Springs (Central Australia), Northern Territory, Australia.
Cicada - Orange Drummer (Thopha colorata)  Greg Sully, Dec 2007

Cicada - Orange Drummer (Thopha colorata)  Greg Sully, Dec 2007

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