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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Although cicada wings are naturally superhydrophobic, the researchers were able to tune this property on the silicon dioxide surface by changing its chemical composition, transforming it into a hydrophilic material.
Georgians can find the answer over the next few weeks by traveling north into the states mountains to witness the emergence of the latest brood of 17-year periodical cicadas.
New records for the cicada fauna from four Central American countries (Hemiptera: Cicadoidea: Cicadidae).
A key is formulated of fifteen genera of Pakistani cicadas based on the timbal.
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.
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Dr Alex Rogers said: "We're hoping that the millions of visitors to the New Forest National Park can use their smartphones to help us locate any remaining colonies of the cicada that might be in the forest.
Older descriptions have focussed only on the forelegs of cicada nymphs, but recent studies have shown that taxonomically useful characters can also be found on the mid and hind legs (Maccagnan & Martinelli 2011).
She said that pretty much anything where a shrimp can be used cicadas can also be used.
Brood XIX, a 13-year brood of periodical cicadas, has the largest distribution of the periodical cicada broods, being reported from Maryland south to Georgia, westward through Arkansas and easternmost Oklahoma, and north into southern Iowa.