Cedar Creek
Ecosystem Science Reserve


Insects of Cedar Creek

Order HOMOPTERA

Family CICADIDAE

(Cicadas)

(Table of Species)

Only a single species of Cicada (166 NA spp), Tibicen sp, appears to be found at CCESR. This medium-sized gray-and-green species begins its incessant buzzing during the Dog Days of Summer in late July continuing til early September. The grotesque nymphs are root feeders on various trees and pass several years in the soil before emerging as adults.


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