Thought you might like this image. As you can see the vibrant color of the cicada’s wings is due to it just hatching. I was just at the right place at the right time. I have more images if you are interested. Also in a much higher resolution. Keep me posted.

Hi Wally,
Your photo is quite beautiful, but since you didn’t provide global coordiates and since the true adult coloration is not evident, it is impossible for us to correctly identify the species.

Update (02/06/2006)
cicada on WTB 9&22Jan
These are both Psaltoda claripennis (Australia) which are emerging around this time around Brisbane. They are around 4cm long (body) about the size of your Tibicen winnemanna.

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