Summer Singers

By Brendan Moyle 23/02/2014


The cicadas have been particularly vocal this month.  This has been helped by the numbers of them.  The local population has exploded.  Oddly, the neighbour’s cat had decided they’re good to hunt.  Also to eat- the crunchy sounds of a cicada succumbing to the jaws of a domestic cat are interesting.  

I’ve got a couple of shots of the ‘green’ species kihikihi wawa Amphipsalta zealandica here.

1. “The Singer” – the wings are blurred as it vibrates the sound.

2. “The Embrace” – the female is clinging to the grass stalk, while the male is err, clinging to the female 🙂

 

Both shots are from my “Small beasties” album.