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Hairy Cicada, Tettigarcta tomentosa
21-FEB-2007 İAlexander Dudley 2007

Hairy Cicada, Tettigarcta tomentosa

Cradle Valley, Tasmania, Australia

This is the only photo I have ever seen of a live specimen of this "prinitive" species.
I went out looking for moths to photograph and when I saw it sitting on a log at the
edge of a rainforest I thought it was a big moth. But no, it is the rarely seen Hairy Cicada-
and this species is only found in Tasmania. It really is very hairy, and its eyes are very
close together. Like quite a few other Tasmanians I have met.

Nikon D200 ,Nikkor 60mm f/2.8D AF Micro
1/250s f/18.0 at 60.0mm iso100, Manual flash and slave. full exif

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Matylda Lempel-Chareza Photography28-Feb-2007 16:25
very nice animal