Masked Devil, Cyclochila australasiae spreta.
A very brightly coloured cicada, it has several colour morphs with different common names, like Green Grocer and Yellow monday for the green and yellow morphs.
There are over 200 species of cicada in Australia. They spend most of the their life cycle underground as nymphs, emerging en-masse as adults to breed.
By all accounts 2013/2014 was a bumper season for them in eastern Australia. The day this individual was photographed there were so many that their noise made my ears ring for a few hours afterwards. Male’s call have been known to hit 120 decibels!
Mount Lawson state park, Victoria
If I ever turned invisible the first thing I’d do is go to France and beat up a mime. Everyone would think he is the greatest performer to ever live.
holy crap yes!!!
THIS is why I hate portrait tattoos - they made that baby look like an aging Buddha!
Our legitimacy as bisexual leaders, activists, and people should not rest on the genitalia of our partners.
…sick of the “not gay enough” BS, and the “not straight enough” BS…