|Copyright: Christos Saprikis (momos)
|Date Taken: 2005|
|Camera: Sony DSC-F717|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2005-06-29 18:46|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|A cicada is any of several insects of the order Hemiptera, suborder Homoptera, with small eyes wide apart on the head and transparent well-veined wings. Cicadas live in temperate to tropical climates.|
Imagines of cicadas are usually between 2 and 5 cm (1 to 2 inches) long, although there some tropic species that reach 15 cm
Cicadas have prominent eyes set wide apart on the sides of the head, short antennae protruding between or in front of the eyes, and membranous front wings.
Male cicadas have loud noisemakers called "tymbals" on their sides. Their "singing" is actually a kind of stridulation: they vibrate these membranes with strong muscles; their body serves as a resonance body greatly amplifying the sound. Some cicadas produce sounds louder than 100 dB. (This amazing sound has frequently inspired haiku poets in Japan to write about them.) They modulate their noise by wiggling their abdomens toward and away from the tree that they are on.
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- [2005-06-29 20:06]
I have always wondered how those, very loud but invisible creatures, look like. Now I know! Thanks for that. Very good picture and good and informative note.
- [2005-06-30 6:59]
Now i know what they really look like!!I reasently took a pic of a cicada moult!Thanks for sharring!
- [2005-06-30 12:25]
Mnie się podoba , fajne ujęcie, dobra kompozycja po przekątnej.
Πολύ καλο Χρίστο.
Λίγο το ανεστίαστο μάτι τα χαλάει και το έντονο κοντραστ.