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The peaceful Cicada

Shot about a month ago near Brides Pool road, NT.

here is part of a page from my BUGS OF HONG KONG BOOK detailing more about this wonderful looking bug. For more info or to order the book:

Also from the book:

Fascinating facts:

Cicadas are part of the Homoptera family, as these insects have two pairs of wings in the same structure, often transparent and membranous which fold flat over the back when the insect is resting. Noisy creatures, cicadas are an important part of the food chain.

Commonly eaten by birds, squirrels and bats, they are also prey for wasps, mantises, spiders and robber flies. In times of mass emergence of cicadas, various amphibians, fish, reptiles, mammals and birds change their foraging habits so as to benefit from the glut.


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