As if from some horror movie, cicada nymphs have been described as “boiling out of the ground.”
Perhaps they thought what the cicada said, "Ah, that is the way to live!"
Only in the trees is heard at intervals the whir of the cicada.
The cicada, celebrated for its chirp, and the lanthorn fly, belong to this group.
There are few other sounds, for it is winter, and the tree-frog and cicada are silent.
One cicada can make noise enough; but imagine the din of millions of them all going at the same time.
And that very day she declared war on the cicada and his kind.
But at this season of the year the cicada has a long time since passed from life to death.
She wanted to get that cicada body into her den, to feed her young ones with it.
Tectiform: roof-like, sloping from a median ridge, like the primaries of cicada.
late 14c., from Latin cicada "cicada, tree cricket," not a native Latin word; perhaps a loan-word from a lost Mediterranean language.