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Added: 24th June 2013 Description:
The insect was found flying around a hotel I am staying at in Miri, Sarawak, Malaysia. Body is around 2.5 cm, and the wingspan around 7 cm. The shots are of two different insects, but as far as I can tell the same species.
Confidence: I'm as sure as I can be. Notes: I am not able to suggest what species this is but am sure it is a Cicada. The piercing mouth parts can be seen on the left hand photo. This, the general shape of the insect, the prominent eyes at the 'corners' of the head and the large canopy-like wings with strong venation are typical of Cicadas. Cicadas make a very loud buzzing noise as the males seek to attract females and it is likely that the observer will have been aware of this noise if significant numbers were present.
No interactions present.
Other observations of
Cicada ( Cicadoidea)