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Saturday, October 4, 2008

Cicada – Tacus Speciosa

A cicada photo taken during my wife’s holiday in Kota Kinabalu recently, a species of cicada called Tacus Speciosa, not often seen in mainland Malaysia.
A cicada has large eyes wide apart on the head and usually transparent with well-veined wings. Around the world there are about 2,500 species of cicada, and many species have yet to be identified. Cicadas are found in temperate to tropical climates and are well known for their many varying sizes and acoustic talents.

Cicadas do not bite or sting and are benign to humans and plants as such they are not considered as pests, although the loud clicking sound make by the male cicada to attract mates and while under threat can be quite deafening.

1 comment:

Hort Log said...

this is a beautiful one !