They keep on moving on and also fly away if you get to near them!
The hot days and balmy nights of summer wouldn’t be the same without the chirruping of cicadas. It’s the males that make all that noise – they are often visible on lamp posts and tree trunks. But they have actually spent most of their lives in the dark, deep underground.
Full story by John Marris
Main image: Chorus cicada
Go to http://www.teara.govt.nz/en/cicadas for the full description.