Our cicada has one organ that is very interesting; it is the little apparatus by which it sings.
Amy says she has seen these littlecicada shells hundreds of times but did not know what they were.
They climb trees, or weeds, or fence posts, and then the skin splits down the back for the last time, and out comes a full-grown cicada with bright glassy wings.
He has brought us the cast-off skin of a cicada to look at.
But no doubt the cicada is quite happy living in this way.
The sound of the Cicada and that of the harp were called by the Greeks by one and the same name; and a Cicada sitting upon a harp was the usual emblem of the science of music.
The Cicada septemdecim, Mr. Collinson in 1763 said, was eaten by the Indians of America, who plucked off the wings and boiled them.
The Egyptians, by a Cicada painted, understood a priest and an holy man; the latter makers of hieroglyphics sometimes will have them to signifie musicians, sometimes pratlers or talkative companions, but very fondly.
The Indians of South America say and believe that the Lyerman, Cicada tibicen, is changed into the Lantern-fly; and that the latter emits a light similar to that of a lantern.
To excel the Cicada in singing was the highest commendation of a singer, and the music of Plato's eloquence was only comparable to the voice of this insect.
At Surinam, Madame Merian tells us, the noise of the Cicada tibicen is still supposed to resemble the sound of a harp or lyre, and hence called the Lierman--the harper.
Osbeck tells us that the Cicada chinensis, along with the Buprestis maxima, and several species of Butterflies, is made an article of commerce by the Chinese, being sold in their shops.
The Cicada Bird at Ponape resembles in habits its related subspecies at Palau.
The cicada birds probably invaded Micronesia along two independent routes from a dispersal center in the Papuan area.
No specimen of the Cicada Bird from Yap has been examined by me.
The Cicada Bird at Palau inhabits the jungles, especially the marginal areas between the thick jungle and the more open woodlands.
Hamburg Museum, and has obligingly showed me his notes on the bird, says that it has a greater resemblance to the Cicada Bird at Palau especially because of the amount of barring on the underparts.
Even the clamorous cicada had hushed its insistent whir.
Even the sharp, insistent whir of the cicada ceases when the thermometer on the sunny side of our palm-thatched bungalow reaches 155°.
The heat of the jungle was intense, and we suffered severely from the stings of a fly that is not unlike a cicada in shape.
In the trees and rubber-vines all about us a colony of long-armed wah-wah monkeys whistled and chattered, and farther away the sharp, rasping note of a cicada kept up a continuous protest at our invasion.
The cicada is supposed by some to pipe only during midday, but both in Central America and Brazil I found them loudest towards sunset, keeping up their shrill music until it was taken up by night-vocal crickets and locusts.
Butterflies on lazy wings came and settled on damp spots, and the cicada kept up his shrill continuous monotone, but not so loudly as he would later on when it got cooler.
When about to become adult, the young cicada crawls up out of the ground and clinging to the tree-trunk molts for the last time, and flies to the tree-tops.
Cicada septendecim) (oftentimes called locust) being the best known of this family.
The seventeen-year cicada, Cicada septendecim; the specimen at left showing sound-making organ, v.
The imago of the Cicada septemdecim is still eaten by the Indians in America, who pluck off the wings and boil them.
Besides the change in habit and the possession of functional wings, the adult cicadadiffers in many structural features from the immature stages.
She sat silent, hoping that the singer might not have gone, but there was no sound except a cicada chirping near her.
A cicada began its shrill note close by, chirping with maddening persistency.
The tettigometra is among the cicada in the British Museum; the clavaria is but just now known.
It was past midnight: not a sound reached me except at intervals the mournful, far-away, reedy note of the little nocturnal cicadathat always seemed to be there lamenting the lost fortunes of the house of Peralta.
It isn't therefore to be wondered, if you make a mistake and take it for 'cicada wing' gauze.
In this is the true drum, the principal organ of sound, and its aperture is to the Cicadawhat our larynx is to us.
At Surinam the noise of the Cicada Tibicen is still supposed so much to resemble the sound of a harp or lyre, that they are called there harpers (Lierman).
He will not reopen his hiding-place nor remake the pit at the entrance until later, when the Cicada has been digested and hunger makes its reappearance.
Head first, the Cicada dives into the abyss, down which the spoiler drags her by successive jerks.
The Scarites darts out of his pit, runs forward, seizes the Cicada and drags her backwards.
The cicada lays its eggs in slits cut in the bark.
The last of the grass Has drooped its head, The cicada is on it, Frozen dead.
Soon the cicada would strike up its note in the labyrinth of needles--annual signal for his own departure from Nepenthe.
He was waiting for the first cicada whose strident call was due, he declared, in a week's time.
Grass grows now, as it did then, between the round stones; and in the towering sycamores of the reddened brick sidewalk the long, quavering note of the cicada parts the wide summer noonday silence.
She had captured a cicada or harvest-fly, and, after bruising it awhile on the ground, flew with it to a tree and placed it in the beak of the young bird.
A refreshing coolness now moved upon the veldt, the tender airs whispered softly through the long grasses, a cicada droned drowsily in the thorn-bush; all nature promised rest.
From the trees sounds the shrill chirp of large green cicada (native cads as the bushmen call them).
And even when, by dint of using my own eyes, I learned so much, I was still unaware that this cicada was the famous seventeen-year locust.
But even then I did not know that he spoke of the big, red-eyed cicada that I had picked off a fence a day or two before and looked at for a moment with ignorant curiosity.
A few minutes later, a single cicada (seventeen-year locust) followed him.
I am indebted to Mr. Walsh for having sent me this extract from a 'Journal of the Doings of Cicada septemdecim,' by Dr.
The above list will hopefully give you a few useful examples demonstrating the appropriate usage of "cicada" in a variety of sentences. We hope that you will now be able to make sentences using this word. Other words: cricket; grasshopper; hopper; insect