Cicada –蟬

Posted by on Apr 14, 2013 in blog, Nature, Taiwan | 2 Comments
  • SumoMe

Green, transparent winged Cicada

Cicada, Namasia District, Kaohsiung City, Taiwan

Transparent wings of a Cicada

I was hoping to be more precise in identifying the species but wikipedia informs there are more than 2500 species of cicada!

Front view of a Cicada, Namasia District, Kaohsiung City, Taiwan

Front view of a Cicada

I have been enjoying shooting moths that are attracted to our white mosquito net recently and this fellow, found on our wool bed sheet last night, was quite a treat.

Cicada, Namasia District, Kaohsiung City, Taiwan

Macro photograph of a Cicada

The noise the cicadas near our house in Namasia every dusk can be very loud, and it is a sound I have come to love. The tymbals, the apparatus that makes the noise, are apparently located under the wings. I’d love to see them, but don’t think he would have enjoyed me pulling his wings back.

Cicada, Namasia District, Kaohsiung City, Taiwan

Cicada, Namasia District, Kaohsiung City, Taiwan

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