Cicada : The red and black cicada - Huechys sanguinea from Rejang Land Sumatra

Huechys sanguinea on jicama ( Pachyrhizus erosus ) leaves
Huechys sanguinea is unusual in being warningly coloured, bright black and red but reports differ over whether or not it is distasteful, it is commonly used by the Chinese for medicinal purposes. this image from rejang land sumatra.
Huechys sanguinea on papaya leaves
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta ( C. Linnaeus, 1758 - Insects)
Order: Hemiptera (C. Linnaeus, 1758)
Family: Cicadidae ( Westwood, 1840)
Genus: Huechys
Species: Huechys sanguinea
Image Location : Talang Rimbo Lama Village,South Curup District,Rejang Lebong Regency References :
  • http://zipcodezoo.com/Animals/H/Huechys_sanguinea/
  • http://www.earthlife.net/insects/cicadidae.html

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