Graptopsaltria nigrofuscata

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Graptopsaltria nigrofuscata
Large Brown Cicada 23aug12.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hemiptera
Suborder: Auchenorrhyncha
Infraorder: Cicadomorpha
Superfamily: Cicadoidea
Family: Cicadidae
Subfamily: Tibiceninae
Tribe: Polyneurini
Genus: Graptopsaltria
Species: G. nigrofuscata
Binomial name
Graptopsaltria nigrofuscata
(Motschulsky, 1866)

Graptopsaltria nigrofuscata, the large brown cicada, is a species of cicada in the genus Graptopsaltria of the family Cicadidae found across East Asia, including Japan, the Korean Peninsula, and China. They are called aburazemi (アブラゼミ?) in Japanese. The males make a loud chirping that ends with a click caused by a flick of the wings.


Large brown cicadae are usually about 55–60 millimetres (2.2–2.4 in) long, having a wingspan of roughly 75 mm (3.0 in).

Graptopsaltria nigrofuscata

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