Kōrero: Cicadas

Sand dune cicada and redtailed cicada songs

Charles Fleming studied the songs of different cicadas. He found he could use differences in the songs to distinguish species, and similarities to group together related species. Listen to him play the call of the sand dune cicada (Rhodopsalta leptomera, top) and its relative the redtailed cicada (Rhodopsalta cruentata, bottom).

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Photograph by M. J. Esson

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

John Marris, 'Cicadas - The cicada’s song', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/natural-sounds/11017/sand-dune-cicada-and-redtailed-cicada-songs (accessed 22 April 2024)

He kōrero nā John Marris, i tāngia i te 24 Sep 2007