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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Veteran entomologists, curator Chris Darling and technician Brad Hubley primarily focus their efforts on geometrid moths and the cicadas of Mulu's forests.
An annotated list of the cicadas of Colorado with descriptions of a new species.
The cicadas have waited 17 years to come up from under the covers, and sing for all their worth for a brief spell aboveground.
Larvae of the cicada (Homoptera, Cicadidae) fauna of the USSR.
The survey verified a heavy emergence of cicadas in southern Posey county starting in the southwestern portion of Black Township and extending south throughout Point Township (see Figure 1 and appendix for coordinates).
Based on the existing research, this paper has done further research on insects with sucking fascicles, such as mosquitoes and cicadas two kinds of insects, combined with its smoked form, observed the micro-structure of fascicle with the help of scanning electron microscope, analyzed the relationship between micro-structure of fascicle and piercing resistance in quantity, then present a bionic models for needle surface bionic design, finally simulated human skin with silica gel, in universal testing machine needle on bionic common needle, piercing resistance measurements were compared to verify the drag reduction effect, provided evidence for enriching and improving the research and preparation of bionic needles.
Further, the cessation of nymphal feeding during the emergence year is followed later by resumption of feeding by the next cicada generation following egg hatch.
The lack of any such correlation would suggest that either cicada nymphs do not fall straight down from their egg-nests into the ground, or that once on the ground or in the soil, they move.
"All day long, like a Greek chorus, these other sounds come to us against the background of cicadas. The big robust insects emerge from the earth where they have spent from four to 17 years as burrowing, root-feeding nymphs, finally crawling up some rough-barked tree to split their skins and come forth to dry their wings.
Cicada, which stands for Close-in Cover Autonomous Disposable Aircraft, has been developed by the US Naval Research Laboratory.
It is the quintessential sound of the Mediterranean in summer, but for some French tourists the cicadas of Provence are just too noisy.
Scientists are now planning to mimic the design of cicada wings to create anti-microbial surfaces that by virtue of their design, are resistant to bacteria.