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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hemiptera
Family: Cicadidae
Genus: Amphipsalta
Species: A. strepitans
Binominal name: Amphipsalta strepitans
Common name: Chirping cicada

Amphipsalta strepitans is an endemic cicada recorded in New Plymouth (February) and along the south coast in Wellington. In the South Island, it is found in eastern areas from D'Urville Island south to Central Otago. It is common in N.E Marlborough and in parts of Motueka Valley.

Photographed in Pureora Forest (February).
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Photographed New Plymouth
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The distinctive salmon-coloured tymbal covers.
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Wing veins and markings.
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