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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Checklist of the cicadas of French Guiana including new records and the description of nine new species (Insecta, Hemiptera, Cicadoidea, Cicadidae).
Collectively, the series of catalogues of the Cicadoidea document virtually everything written on cicadas, an amazing achievement.
Among the most biodiverse lineages of phytophagous insects, the hemipteran infraorder Cicadomorpha comprises the superfamilies Cicadoidea (cicadas), Cercopoidea (spittlebugs and froghoppers) and Membracoidea (leafhoppers and treehoppers).