Tanna infuscate is a cicada endemic to Taiwan. It belongs to the order Hemiptera, family Cicadidae and genus Tanna. It is found in the mountains of Alishan at elevations of 2,000 to 2,500 meters in Japanese cedar plantation forests with high crown density. In the afternoon, when the cicadas are buzzing and the birds are calling, I enjoyed a moment that can best be expressed as: “The buzzing cicada make the forest even quieter and the calling birds make the mountains more secluded.” In the afternoon, thunder appeared. I was worried it would interrupt this cicada’s emergence. Fortunately, the storm passed quickly and I was able to observe the molting process. Following its dramatic transformation into an adult, this cicada is ready to continue the reproductive cycle.
2019.07.13 - 2020.02.16