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October 27, 2013

Cicada News for October 2013

Filed under: News — Dan @ 8:00 am

Cicada season in Australia is buzzing along. We’re hoping the wildfires around the Sydney area don’t destroy many cicadas.

Here is an article about it: With that buzz in the air, it’s beginning to sound like Christmas.

ITIS is back up after the US Government shutdown.

Paul Harvey Jr has a new cicada-themed fiction book, E: A Tale for Everybody. “E introduces us to Sara, a precocious and curious cicada faced with the anxious reality of so much to learn and do, and so little time to do it.”

The Naked Bloganist, posted many photos of a cicada from Cape Town, South Africa.

Tim McNary of the Bibliography of the Cicadoidea website, let us know that Clidophleps cicadas are also able to create should using a stridulatory structure. Clidophleps is a genus of cicada that can be found in California, Nevada, Arizona, and I assume adjacent parts of Mexico. This is a follow up to the article A third way cicadas make sounds.

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