Naval researchers have been working on that very problem for several years now, because it turns out that the humble cicada
has naturally solved a compelling unmet challenge in underwater communication: how to make an extremely loud noise with a very small body using very little power.
It is not uncommon to find hundreds of thousands to millions of periodic cicadas
bifidus as part of our investigations of the biology of North American cicadas
The heavy emergence began on 21 May in the western suburbs of Chicago and 24 May in Hobart, Indiana, with cicadas
eventually being reported from scattered locations in Lake, Porter, and LaPorte counties (Fig.
came about when clubbers Aaron and Alex began remixing tunes for acts such as Dannii Minogue, Depeche Mode and New Order.
What preserves the multi-species broods may be cicada
predators, says Rick Karban of the University of California, Davis.
Most experts agree that cicadas
are a rich source of protein with about the same amount per pound as red meat.
In contrast --despite the effort to recognize the cicada
fauna in several New World countries (e.
For a few weeks in 2013, a chorus of headlines about the raucous reproduction of periodical cicadas
just about drowned out the real cicada
He also provides taxonomic illustrations and descriptions for all Thai cicada
species, including several new taxa.
A group known as "Praying for you" posted on the Abolish Human Abortion Facebook page urging them to kidnap women by pretending to be involved with Cicada
Collective, an anonymous community organisation that provides abortion services to women.
Despite targeted cicada
sampling in the 1970s Royal Geographic Society expedition, parasitic caterpillars weren't found and have never been reported for Borneo.
While surveying the effects of restoration on these rare species at Terre Noire Natural Area, four populations of the aridland cicada
(Beameria venosa) recently were discovered.
And in this month's update column, we admit we look a bit foolish for sounding the alarm about the cicada
invasion of 2013.
For the cicadas
, this is their long-awaited moment, and the cicada
nymphs are on the clock.