cicada

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cicada

Chinese medicine
A winged insect which has long had use as a Chinese “herb”; it is used internally for swollen eyes with blurred vision, sore throat with hoarse voice, virus-related skin rashes, and high fever in childhood infections accompanied by convulsions and delirium.

Toxicity
Cicada should not be used in pregnancy, as it may induce abortion.
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Catalogue of the Cicadoidea (Hemiptera: Auchenorrhyncha).
Collectively, the series of catalogues of the Cicadoidea document virtually everything written on cicadas, an amazing achievement.
Molecular phylogeny of Cicadomorpha (Insecta: Hemiptera: Cicadoidea, Cercopoidea and Membracoidea): adding evidence to the controversy.
The monophyly of Cicadomorpha has never been doubted based on morphological characters; nonetheless, all possible relationships have been proposed among its superfamilies: Membracoidea has been proposed the sister group of Cercopoidea + Cicadoidea (Campbell et al.