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Grey Cicada (Cicada orni)

Observed: 16th August 2012 By: hydrurgahydrurga’s reputation in Invertebrateshydrurga’s reputation in Invertebrates
Grey Cicada (Cicada orni)
Grey Cicada (Cicada orni)
Grey Cicada (Cicada orni)
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hydrurga's picture

Identification

Now identified as Cicada orni by local entomologist. The best means of differentiating cicadas is by their song (http://www.cicadasong.eu/).

Beautifully camouflaged against the tree, I wouldn't have noticed this insect until it started chirping loudly just as I passed.

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Common name

There seems to be no widely-agreed English common name for this species. The name I chose (Grey Cicada) produces a handful of Google results.

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Noisy cicadas

Good to know a local agrees with my ID. They sure are loud but are very easily missed visually. Only the males sing, by the way.

Nick Upton, naturalist and photographer.

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Re: Noisy Cicadas

They certainly are - I can hear them at the moment, chirping away outside. Thanks for the identification Nick!