Tacua speciosa

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Tacua speciosa
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Tacua speciosa from Borneo
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Mounted Tacua speciosa, at National Museum (Prague)
Scientific classification
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Tacua
Species:
T. speciosa
Binomial name
Tacua speciosa
(Illiger, 1800)
Synonyms
  • Tettigonia speciosa Illiger 1800,
  • Cicada indica, Donovan
  • Cicada speciosa, Blanchard
  • Tacua speciosa, Am. et Serv.

Tacua speciosa is a very large Southeast Asian species of cicada. It is the only member of its genus.

Description[edit]

Tacua speciosa has a wingspan of 15–18 cm (5.9–7.1 in) and a head-body length of 4.7–5.7 cm (1.9–2.2 in).[1] Megapomponia, Pomponia and Tacua are the largest cicadas in the world. Tacua speciosa has black wings, a yellow-green collar, a red transversal stripe on the thorax and a turquoise-blue abdomen.

Distribution[edit]

This species can be found in Borneo, Sumatra, Java, Singapore and in the Malay Peninsula.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Distant, W.L. (1892). A Monograph of Oriental Cicadidae. London, West

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