Zammara

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Zammara
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Zammara smaragdula
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Zammara

Amyot and Serville, 1843
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Zammara is a genus of cicadas. These species are large cicadas that are generally bright blue-green in color.[1] Like other cicadas, these can produce loud calls; Zammara tympanum, for example, makes a "winding up-like pulsating buzz."[2] Zammara are found in the Neotropics,[3] especially in equatorial regions,[1] where they live in tropical forest habitat.[4] The genus is characterized by tarsi (the "feet" of the insect) that are divided into 2 segments, or tarsomeres; other genera in the tribe have 3 tarsomeres in each tarsus.[5]

There are about 15[6] or 16 species in the genus.[4]

Species include:[5]

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