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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Specimens of sixteen different genera of family the Cicadidae were collected from various localities of Pakistan between 2006-2012.
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A tribo Fidicinini, pertencente a familia Cicadidae, esta representada por generos neotropicais, sendo caracterizada pela exposicao pronunciada do orificio do orgao estridulatorio (DISTANT, 1906).
Preliminary notes on some taxonomic changes in Japanese Cicadidae.
Barry University, Miami Shores, USA) for the revision of the manuscript, and the curators for providing specimens of Cicadidae for study.
contortrix prey items contortrix specimens recovered w/prey item w/prey item (% of total prey (% of total items) specimens) Invertebrates Cicadidae 28-45 cm 31 (36.
2001 Cicadidae Alexander 1960, Riede & Kroker 1995 Orthoptera Cryllacrididae Field & Bailey 1997 Cryllidae Desutter-Crandcolas 1998b Tettigoniidae Belwood 1990, Heller 1996, Naskrecki 2000 Isoptera Connetable et al.
Recently, Moulds (2005) proposed a phylogenetic hypothesis for the Cicadoidea with an extended morphological data set in which he recognized two families, Tettigarctidae and Cicadidae, the latter with three subfamilies.
1989), Cercopidae (Thompson 1997), Cicadidae (Young 1976), Cicadellidae (Godoy and Nielson 1998, Hidalgo-Gato 1999, Nova Coelho 1999, Nova Coelho and Da-Silva 2002), Psylloidea (Blackmer and Hanson 1997, Briceno 1998), Aphidoidea (Peronti and Sousa-Silva 2002), Aleyrodidae (Vasquez et al.