Black moth with yellow stripe on ‘neck’
March 22, 2010
Hi, my dad found this moth on a tree in our garden in Malaysia (tropics). Rainy season had just started, humid, temperature around 29C. Wing span was about 12 centimeters. Hope you can help identify this moth. Really curious! Thanks.
This is not a moth, but rather a Cicada, and it is gorgeous. We did a web search for black cicada in Malaysia, and we found a match on the ExoInsects website of Malaysian insects for sale where it was identified as Tacua speciosa Rare. We then found a photo of a living specimen on Ch’ien C. Lee’s Nature Photography of Southeast Asia website.