Story: Cicadas

Maoricicada mangu

Most of the dark-coloured Maoricicada species live in alpine habitats or other bare, rocky sites. This one, Maoricicada mangu, is distributed east of the main divide from the Kaikōura mountains to Tekapo and the Mackenzie Pass area. Nowhere else in the world do cicadas live in such rocky, mountainous zones.

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John Marris, 'Cicadas - Introducing cicadas', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 27 June 2022)

Story by John Marris, published 24 Sep 2007