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This is a list of the cicadas found in Australia including its outlying islands and territories. The outlying islands covered include: Christmas, Cocos (Keeling), Ashmore, Torres Strait, Coral Sea, Lord Howe, Norfolk, Macquarie, and Heard/McDonald.
The taxonomy followed is from Moulds 2012,Marshall 2018, and Popple 2018.
Genus Burbunga Distant, 1905
Genus Diceropyga Stål, 1870
Genus Anapsaltoda Ashton, 1921
Genus Arenopsaltria Ashton, 1921 (Sandgrinders)
Genus Henicopsaltria Stål, 1866
Genus Illyria Moulds, 1985
Genus Macrotristria Stål, 1870
Genus Neopsaltoda Distant, 1910
Genus Psaltoda Stål, 1861
Genus Cyclochila * Amyot and Serville, 1843
Genus Jassopsaltria Ashton, 1914
Genus Oxypleura * Amyot and Serville, 1843
Genus Talcopsaltria Moulds, 2008
Genus Parnkalla Distant, 1905
Genus Parnquila Moulds, 2012
Genus Tamasa Distant, 1905
Genus Arunta Distant, 1904
Genus Thopha * Amyot and Serville, 1843
Genus Adelia Moulds, 2012
Genus Atrapsalta * Owen and Moulds, 2016
Genus Auscala Moulds, 2012
Genus Birrima Distant, 1906
Genus Caliginopsalta Ewart, 2005
Genus Chelapsalta Moulds, 2012
Genus Clinata Moulds, 2012
Genus Clinopsalta Moulds, 2012
Genus Crotopsalta Ewart, 2005
Genus Diemeniana Distant, 1905
Genus Dipsopsalta Moulds, 2012
Genus Drymopsalta Ewart, 2005
Genus Erempsalta Moulds, 2012
Genus Ewartia Moulds, 2012
Genus Falcatpsalta * Owen and Moulds, 2016
Genus Froggattoides Distant, 1910
Genus Gagatopsalta Ewart, 2005
Genus Galanga Moulds, 2012
Genus Gelidea Moulds, 2012
Genus Graminitigrina * Ewart and Marques, 2008
Genus Gudanga Distant, 1905
Genus Haemopsalta * Owen and Moulds, 2016
Genus Heliopsalta Moulds, 2012
Genus Heremusina Ewart, 2018
Genus Kikihia Dugdale, 1972
Genus Kobonga Distant, 1906
Genus Limnopsalta Moulds, 2012
Genus Marteena Moulds, 1986 Mallee Chirper * Marteena rubricincta (Goding and Froggatt, 1904)
Genus Mugadina Moulds, 2012
Genus Myopsalta Moulds, 2012
Genus Nanopsalta Moulds, 2012
Genus Neopunia Moulds, 2012
Genus Noongara Moulds, 2012
Genus Palapsalta Moulds, 2012
Genus Paradina Moulds, 2012
Genus Pauropsalta * Goding and Froggatt, 1904
Large Mallee Squawker * Pauropsalta infuscata (Goding and Froggatt, 1904)
Genus Physeema Moulds, 2012
Genus Pipilopsalta Ewart, 2005
Genus Platypsalta Moulds, 2012
Genus Plerapsalta Moulds, 2012
Genus Popplepsalta * Owen and Moulds, 2016
Genus Punia Moulds, 2012
Genus Pyropsalta Moulds, 2012
Genus Relictapsalta * Owen and Moulds, 2016
Genus Samaecicada* Popple and Emery, 2010
Genus Simona Moulds, 2012
Genus Sylphoides Moulds, 2012
Genus Taurella Moulds, 2012
Genus Telmapsalta Moulds, 2012
Genus Terepsalta Moulds, 2012
Genus Toxala Moulds, 2012
Genus Urabunana Distant, 1905
Genus Uradolichos Moulds, 2012
Genus Xeropsalta Ewart, 2018
Genus Yoyetta Moulds, 2012
Genus Chlorocysta Westwood, 1851
Genus Cystopsaltria * Goding and Froggatt, 1904
Genus Cystosoma Westwood, 1842
Genus Euthemopsaltria Moulds, 2014
Genus Glaucopsaltria * Goding and Froggatt, 1904
Genus Guineapsaltria de Boer, 1993
Genus Gymnotympana Stål, 1861
Genus Owra Ashton, 1912
Genus Thaumastopsaltria Kirkaldy, 1900
Genus Venustria * Goding and Froggatt, 1904
Genus Lembeja Distant, 1883
Genus Aleeta Moulds, 2003
Genus Tryella Moulds, 2003
Genus Chrysocicada Boulard, 1989
Genus Pictila Moulds, 2012
Genus Tettigarcta White, 1845
The cicadas are a superfamily, the Cicadoidea, of insects in the order Hemiptera. They are in the suborder Auchenorrhyncha, along with smaller jumping bugs such as leafhoppers and froghoppers. The superfamily is divided into two families, Tettigarctidae, with two species in Australia, and Cicadidae, with more than 3,000 species described from around the world; many species remain undescribed.
Notopsalta is a small genus of cicada in the family Cicadidae, endemic to eastern Australia and the North Island of New Zealand.
The Cicadinae are a subfamily of cicadas, containing the translucent cicadas. They are robust cicadas and many have gaudy colors, but they generally lack the butterfly-like opaque wing markings found in many species of the related Tibiceninae.
Thopha saccata, commonly known as the double drummer, is the largest Australian species of cicada and reputedly the loudest insect in the world. Documented by the Danish zoologist Johan Christian Fabricius in 1803, it was the first described and named cicada native to Australia. Its common name comes from the large dark red-brown sac-like pockets that the adult male has on each side of its abdomen—the "double drums"—that are used to amplify the sound it produces.
Aleeta curvicosta is a species of cicada, one of Australia's most familiar insects. Native to the continent's eastern coastline, it was described in 1834 by Ernst Friedrich Germar. The floury baker is the only described species in the genus Aleeta.
Psaltoda plaga is a species of cicada native to eastern Australia, from Maryborough in central Queensland to Bega in southern New South Wales. Adult cicadas appear over the summer and inhabit forested areas near bodies of water. The predominantly black form from the Sydney and Central Coast regions is commonly known as the black prince, while the term silver knight is used for the species as a whole.
Psaltoda is a genus of cicada found in eastern Australia. Originally described by Carl Stål, the type species is Psaltoda moerens known as the redeye, and P. plaga is a well-known species from eastern Australia, known as the black prince. Fifteen species are recognised. Relationships of the species with each other remains unclear.
Cicadetta is a genus of generally small-bodied annual cicadas widespread across portions of the Palearctic, Oriental, and Ethiopian ecozones. In older scientific and taxonomic literature, this genus was popularly referred to as Melampsalta. These cicadas occur in a diverse spectrum of habitats, although most taxa are typically associated with weedy meadows and tallgrass prairie ecosystems. Several related species from North America were recently transferred to the genus Cicadettana.
Tryella is a genus of 14 species of cicada found in Australia and New Guinea. For many years, the members were classified in the genus Abricta. However, recent review of the genus has shown it to be a disparate group of species, and the Australian members moved to other genera. S.M. Moulds conducted a morphological analysis of the genus and found the cicadas split naturally into clades according to biogeographical region. Of the 15 Australian species, the floury baker was the earliest offshoot. Unpublished data confirmed it was quite genetically distant from the other 14 species and so it was classified in a new monotypic genus Aleeta, while the others were placed in the genus Tryella. The genus name is derived from the Ancient Greek tryelis "ladle" and relates to the ladle-shaped uncal lobes of the species in the genus.
Macrotristria is a genus of cicada in the cryptotympanini tribe of the Cicadinae subfamily. Twenty five species are listed in the Atlas of Living Australia.
Tryella graminea, known as the Grass Buzzing Bullet, is species of the genus Tryella. It has rounded thorax and short, hard wings. Forewing length is 20 to 27 mm. Tryella graminea inhabits in Australia.
Diceroprocta is a genus of scrub cicadas in the family Cicadidae. There are at least 60 described species in Diceroprocta.
Kanakia is a genus of cicadas in the family Cicadidae. There are about seven described species in Kanakia.
Tamasa is a genus of cicadas in the family Cicadidae. There are at least four described species in Tamasa.
Chlorocystini is a tribe of cicadas in the family Cicadidae. There are at least 20 genera and 170 described species in Chlorocystini.
Yoyetta is a genus of cicadas in the family Cicadidae. There are about 13 described species in Yoyetta, found in Australia.