Index
Kromme-Geelhout-Database

Species details

Genus

Genus : Platypleura
Family: Cicadidae (Insecta/Hemiptera)
Taxon : Land invertebrate
Group : Animal

SPECIES
capensis
NOTES

A large, mottled green cicada which produces a monotonous, high pitched sound during the hot summer months. Only the males make a noise the females are silent. Lives on tree sap. Has good eyesight.


AUTHORITY
(Linnaeus, 1764)
Sub Author
Conservation
Common
Habit
Not Applicable
Land Invertebrate
Insect (6 legs) 


Colour
Notes: A mottled green
Colour: Green
Common Name
Cicada
Christmas beetle
Orange wing
Bug
Habitat
NOTES: Particularly partial to koeboe trees
HABITAT NAME: Bush
Uses
None known
None
Months
All year
Synonyms for Species
Cicada capensis



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