Story: Cicadas

Small alpine cicada

Adult cicadas have a broad head and a tapered body with two pairs of wings. This specimen of a small alpine cicada, now named Kikihia subalpina, was collected in 1893 in Karori, Wellington, by entomologist George Hudson.

Sound file from Cicada Central

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John Marris, 'Cicadas - Introducing cicadas', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 30 June 2022)

Story by John Marris, published 24 Sep 2007