Identification guide to New Zealand cicadas (Insecta: Hemiptera: Cicadidae)
This page was last modified on 1 December 2013.
How to cite this publication: Larivière M-C, Larochelle A 2013-present. Identification guide to New Zealand cicadas (Insecta: Hemiptera: Cicadidae). Retrieved [day month year] from
This identification guide to New Zealand cicadas provides a revised and expanded version of a previous guide published by Larivière et al. (2006-2010) that has been archived permanently.
Identification tools to the 5 genera and 42 native (and mostly endemic) species of New Zealand cicadas are provided here or hyperlinks are given to access resources available elsewhere. This guide is up-to-date with the 2010 literature.
For a detailed inventory of the cicada fauna, including common names, scientific nomenclature (valid names, synonyms, combinations, and associated bibliographic information), primary type repositories, and information on geographic distribution (including maps), biology and dispersal, see the Auchenorrhyncha catalogue of Larivière, Fletcher & Larochelle (2010).
An online checklist of New Zealand Auchenorrhyncha, including Cicadidae, has also been published by Larivière, Fletcher & Larochelle (2012-present) and a photographic guide by Larivière & Larochelle (2013-present).