FAUNA and FUNGHI of MALTA
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Cicada orni  (Linnaeus, 1758)
Taxonomical Classification:  Animalia / Arthropoda / Insecta / Homoptera / Cicadidae
Cicada     Werzieq ta' b'inhar
Further Information:
Found or, better to say, heard everywhere in Summer. Male sings incessantly during the day, changing tone of song or stopping altogether when threatened. When fully-developed nymph emerges from soil, it climbs a stem, undergoes internal changes and moults into the adult phase. Gives a typical 'sound of Summer' in Malta




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CICA-ORN

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