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Cicada orni


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.


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.


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

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

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