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The cicada

The cicadids, or as we know them by name or chicharras are also known as cicadas or chiquilichis.

Habitat and reproduction.

Are homopteral insects. Nymphs that is when they have not reached their adult stage live underground, and adults in the trees, plants, of which it feeds your sage. These can have a growth cycle between 2 and 17 years depending on the species according to which they belong, because they are thousands of different species of the family cicadidae present in all the continents.

Cicadas can inhabit both tropical and temperate climates. The females die shortly after laying her eggs, the nymphs burrow when they are born and feed on the roots sage into adulthood and dig tunnels to climb trees, move and become adults to mate and genital wings.

They measure between 15 and 65 mm., Have two pairs of wings which can be transparent or colored tones, are flapping when not seem to form a roof over his back. Usually mate in summer, usually when it's warmer; the way in which the male attracts the female is a song produced with a stridulatory apparatus, although some species do with wings. The males can die by the difference in sound pressure of the sound produced by his device.

So from now on you know that cicadas sing in the summer when it's hot, because they are looking for their female.


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