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A pair of male cicadas singing in a hot summer day - Cicada orni  Animal,Animalia,Arthropoda,Bulgaria,Cicada orni,Cicadidae,Cicadoidea,Europe,Geotagged,Hemiptera,Insect,Insecta,Summer,Vrachanski Balkan Nature Park,Wildlife Click/tap to enlarge PromotedCountry intro

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  1. I think that you mean "male" - great picture. Posted 4 months ago
    1. Thanks, Barry! Usually, male cicadas gather on a tree trunk and sing using their muscles to flex ribbed structures called tymbals. Only male cicadas sing. Their color and pattern are quite similar to the environment and so they are difficult to be noticed. If they didn't move slowly up and down, I wouldn't notice them, despite the loud singing. Posted 4 months ago
  2. Awesome! Posted 4 months ago
    1. Thank you, Christine! Posted 4 months ago

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''Cicada orni'' is a species of cicada belonging to the family Cicadidae, subfamily Cicadinae and the genus ''Cicada''. This species is one of the most common in southern and central Europe, in the Near East and in North Africa.

Similar species: True Bugs
Species identified by Jivko Nakev
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By Jivko Nakev

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Uploaded Jul 27, 2021. Captured Jul 25, 2021 10:21 in Unnamed Road, 2284 Zasele, Bulgaria.
  • E-M1MarkIII
  • f/7.1
  • 1/640s
  • ISO320
  • 150mm