Australian Cicadas by Max S. Moulds
Australian Cicadas, M. S. Moulds (1990). Hardcover, 217 pages, UNSW Press.
For many Australians, the crescendo of cicadas in November signals the real onset of summer. However, beyond recognising the more common species by their highly descriptive names—Greengrocer, Black Prince, Red Eye or Floury Baker—most of us know little about these creatures which seem to appear mysteriously and erratically from nowhere.
This book, written by Australia’s foremost expert on cicadas, Max Moulds, will fill the gap in our knowledge, and we can now not only identify Australian species using the superb colour illustrations, but also establish their locale with the aid of the map provided with each entry.
This book contains all the known facts about these insects, and contains much new information not previously available. Detailed distributions are included for all the species together with notes on habitat, song and life cycle wherever possible. There are also explanations of cicada sound production, classification and notes on collection and preservation. In short, everything you could possibly want to know.
For both the amateur and professional naturalist and entomologist, this is the definitive text.
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