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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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(Diptera: Sarcophagidae), a parasite which is attracted by the mating song of its host, Okanagana rimosa (Homoptera: Cicadidae).
Specimens of sixteen different genera of family the Cicadidae were collected from various localities of Pakistan between 2006-2012.
Calling songs of some South African cicadas (Homoptera: Cicadidae).
Observations on Periodical Cicadas (Brood XIII) in Indiana in 2007 (Hemiptera: Cicadidae: Magicicada spp.).
Emergence of 13-yr periodical cicadas (Cicadidae: Magicicada): Phenology, mortality, and predator satiation.
Megascolecidae 33.3 [+ or -] 12.1 Megascolecidae (g) 7.05 [+ or -] 2.16 Scarabaeidae 59.2 [+ or -] 30.2 Cicadidae 7.5 [+ or -] 2.9 Nematodes 3.098 x [10.sup.6] [+ or -] 1.72 x [10.sup.5] Enchytraeids 1.55 x [10.sup.4] [+ or -] 5.0 x [10.sup.3] Rotifers 1.29 x [10.sup.4] [+ or -] 5.4 x [10.sup.3] Tardigrades 7.0 x [10.sup.3] [+ or -] 2.9 x [10.sup.3] Unfertilised Population Mean s.e.
Alexander RD (1956) A comparative study of sound production in insects, with special reference to the singing Orthoptera and Cicadidae of the Eastern United States.
Cicadas (Hemiptera: Cicadidae) are insects very common in the tropics and subtropics and make themselves evident in environments in which they occur by the loud sound emitted by males.
Nymphal cicadas (Hemiptera Cicadidae) as a prey item of shovelnose sturgeon (Scaphirhynchus platorynchas) in the Lower Mississippi River.
Studies on the biology of Kansas Cicadidae. University of Kansas Science Bulletin 18:155-263.