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Cicada

Cicada orni

Description:

Approximately 25 millimetres in length, with a wingspan of about 70 millimetres. Brown to gray body. The abdomen has reddish segments and a silky pubescence. The head shows large and prominent eyes far apart on the sides, three small eyes (ocelli) located on the top, very short antennae and a long proboscis used for feeding on sap. The membranous front wings are transparent, with well-drawn veins and several characteristic black spots.

Habitat:

Spotted in Menorca, Spain, this species is one of the most common in southern and central Europe, in the Near East and in North Africa.

Notes:

Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Arthropoda Subphylum: Hexapoda Class: Insecta Order: Hemiptera Family: Cicadidae Genus: Cicada Species: C. orni

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JordiPrats
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Spotted on Jul 17, 2017
Submitted on May 23, 2020

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