Cicada’s mating song

Ever hear a weird buzzing noise coming from a tree and wonder what in the world was making that noise? It’s a male cicada trying to attract a female to mate … The grey partridge (Perdix perdix), also known as the English Partridge, Hungarian Partridge, or Hun, is a gamebird in the pheasant family Phasianidae […]

Versatile Aggressive Mimicry of Cicadas by an Australian Predatory Katydid

In aggressive mimicry, a predator or parasite imitates a signal of another species in order to exploit the recipient of the signal. Some of the most remarkable examples of aggressive mimicry involve exploitation of a complex signal-response system by an unrelated predator species. We have found that predatory Chlorobalius leucoviridis katydids (Orthoptera: Tettigoniidae) can attract […]

Cicadas are cool insects

by Michael R Perry Cicadas are cool insects The Cicada, having sang all summer was greatly running out of food, when the north wind arrived. Not one little piece of fly or worm. She went begging at the ant her neighbour, asking to borrow from her some extra food to survive at least until the […]