There are approximately 250 species of Indian cicadas. Presently only a proportion of these species have their own pages, which we will call "species pages". The main goal of species pages is to compile all the natural history information that is known about Indian cicadas, and to present it online for free. This will include information on identification, distribution, status, habitat, habits, early stages (eggs and nymphs), and so on. A major component of species pages is a constantly growing collection of reference photographs of Indian cicadas. Currently images of museum specimens make the bulk of the species pages. However, we hope that majority of the images on species pages will eventually depict cicadas in nature, illustrating morphological variation among the sexes and individuals.
Two ways to reach species pages: We are improving ways to search and reach species pages. Currently, the easiest way to reach a species page is to click through taxonomic rankings given in the taxonomic tree in the left column. This way you can also see related taxonomic categories that you may want to explore. If you know the name of the species that you are looking for but not its taxonomic placement, search for the species by entering the name in the search box.
Cite this page along with its URL as:
. . 2022. Species Pages. In Marathe, K., V. Sarkar, B. W. Price, P. Roy, and K. Kunte. Cicadas of India, v. 1. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.