I hese bugs have dark brown or green camouflage coloring and a distinctive blunt-headed, tapered shape.

• llee Cycle 'The males' famous, loud mating songs are produced by a pair of abdominal organs. I emales use their ovipositors to cut slits in trees and shrubs, into which they lay their eggs. I Iatchlings drop to the ground and burrow into the soil, later emerging and crawling up tree trunks for their final molt. Nymphs may take many years to become fully grown.

• OC< rreni :e Worldwide, mainly in warmer regions. On shrubs and trees.

smaller hindwings shiny, membranous wings wide head with lang ami ana aethiria comes from India. Like all cicadas, it produces a number of songs, which it uses for courtship and to signal aggression.

short antennae longitudinal veins do not reach margin of wings male's abdomen acts •-

as a resonator, amplifying songs pycna rl panda, which comes from India, is commonly found resting and feeding among a variety of tree species.

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large, contrasting

distinct marking across all of forewings phrictl s quinquepartitl s, with its colorful wings and unusual head, is found on vegetation in Panama, Brazil, and (Colombia.

many species have brightly colored hindwings mail head l)lHlit ¡.ON GIT 11 DINAI.IS has the fragile, mothlike appearance typical of derbids. It is found in Bolivia and Ecuador.

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