Story: Mountains

Alpine cicada (1st of 3)

Alpine cicada

New Zealand has the only alpine cicadas in the world. This one, Maoricicada mangu, lives in the eastern South Island, from the Kaikōuras south to the mountains around Tekapo.

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Andy Dennis, 'Mountains - Alpine plants and animals', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 24 May 2022)

Story by Andy Dennis, published 24 Sep 2007, updated 1 Feb 2017