Welcome to the Cicadas of India website!

THIS SITE IS UNDER CONSTRUCTION, WITH DUMMY DATA USED FOR TESTING PURPOSES. VISIT THE CICADAS OF INDIA WEBSITE (https://www.indiancicadas.org) FOR THE EXISTING WEBSITE. WE WILL MOVE THIS NEW WEBSITE TO THE EXISTING DOMAIN WHEN THIS WEBSITE COMPLETES DEVELOPMENT.


This is an online peer-reviewed resource designed to disseminate comprehensive information on various aspects of the biology of Indian Cicadas, encourage their observation to study their natural history and ecology, gather population and distributional data in a centralized database, and spread awareness about their conservation. It is a model of 'citizen science', where ordinary citizens participate in gathering scientific data and building this free resource on Indian cicadas.

With over 115,000 reference images, this the largest library of curated images of cicadas of the Indian Region. The data from these images helps map the detailed distribution and seasonal occurrence of Indian cicadas. These images also capture morphological variation of Indian cicadas like never before, along with information on their nectar plants, larval host plants, predators and parasitoids, etc., making it a critical resource on the biology of cicadas for amateur nature enthusiasts and professional biologists alike.

Don't miss our sister websites under the umbrella of the Biodiversity Atlas – India project, listed below!

Website by the numbers

  • 301

    No. of Species Pages

  • 485

    No. of Observations

  • 1024

    No. of Images

  • 3599

    No. of Contributors

  • 1

    No. of Checklists

  • 1

    No. of 30-min Counts

  • 5

    No. of Local Projects

  • 0

    No. of Larval Host Plants

  • 0

    No. of Nectar Plants

  • 2

    No. of Identification Keys

  • 124566

    No. of website visits

  • 10

    No. of unique visitors

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    Observation Density Map (Latest 5,000 observations)

    Highlighted Contributions

    Contributor Of The Month

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    Date: 2024-06

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    Year: 2023

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