Saturday, 18 March 2017

Cicadas


This is a Dog-day Cicada. Which is part of the extreme family of the Cicada.



Who has heard a Cicada before? Well I am hearing one right now. Sometimes Cicadas can be annoying but there are interesting things about it. So the Cicadas are a SUPER family. You want to know why? Because there is a life cycle of Cicadas. I never thought that there would be a life cycle of a Cicada! One thing I've heard is that the Cicada lives under ground for 17 years! I know. The scientific name for the Cicada is Cicadidae. Very interesting. Did you know that Cicadas spend most of there time sucking xylum to get to the juices. (Xylum are like the veins of trees) So they are definitely tree vampires! Of course they make extreme noises in fact it sounds like a song! Hope you have enjoyed the interesting things about Cicada's. 

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  1. Kia Ora Amelia, you've found out some amazing facts about Cicadas! I've never thought of them as tree vampires before, how funny! Did you know that all of the native cicadas in New Zealand are found nowhere else in the world? They're pretty special, you can check out some nice photos of a few of them here: http://www.landcareresearch.co.nz/science/plants-animals-fungi/animals/invertebrates/systematics/hemiptera/auchenorrhyncha/cicadas/image-gallery

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    1. Hey Stacey,

      Sorry for the late reply. I thought you would know about how these cicada's are like tree vampires! Very interesting. I checked out the photo's they were pretty cool!

      Thanks,
      Amelia

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  2. Talofa lava Amelia,

    You have found lot's of amazing facts about Cicadas! I never knew that they could be tree vampires and I found that quite funny! I have found out lot's of information about Cicadas and how many years they stay under ground.

    Keep up the Awesome work and I look forward to your next blog post. From Roimata.

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    1. Talofa Roimata,

      Thanks for the comment! I'm glad to see that you were quite surprised with the whole bug thing. Its good to hear that you have found out lots of info about the Cicada. Thank you!

      Amelia

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  3. I like how you've described the Dog-Day Cicada as a Tree Vampire . Because Of the point where you said they suck the Xylum out of trees .Also I never knew that they do that . Thank you for the info . Keep Up the work !!!!

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