Every now and then I treat myself to a cicada book from Japan. Cicadas are called semi in Japan, which seems to be spelled ã‚»ãƒŸ or è‰. Enter ã‚»ãƒŸ or è‰ into the Amazon.co.jp search box and you’ll find a bunch of cicada books (amongst other things).
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This book features huge photos of cicadas through all phases of their lives. It also features diagrams of their lifecycle and underground tunnels.
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Only the first eleven pages of this book are about cicadas, but they are excellent, featuring large photos of common cicadas. The book features two pages that match nymph exoskeletons to adult cicadas.
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This book also features many large photos of cicadas throughout their life cycle. The photos of eggs and first instar nymphs are particularly nice.
Note that these books are not written in English.