British Wildlife 13.4 April 2002

The history, ecology and conservation of the New Forest Cicada

To many people, the word 'cicade' may conjure up memories of relaxing on the balcony of a Mediterranean villa at sunset while a seemingly invisible cicada calls incessantly from nearby vegetation. In Britain, our only representative of the family Cicadidae has a high-pitched song which is not so easily heard. Cicadetta montana Scopoli occurs now only in the New Forest, hence its name 'New Forest Cicada'.

Water Voles in the Highlands An undiscovered refuge? Reserve Focus: The Ouse Washes, Cambridgeshire
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