Biology Question #895

Jennifer Easterly, a 22 year old female from Sydney, Nova Scotia asks on August 29, 2002,

I hear there are 9 species of cicadas in Canada, but I haven't been able to get any more information than that. Where are they found in Canada? Do they look and sound the same as cicadas in other countries? I never have seen cicadas or heard them before coming to Korea (where I am now), and I want to know what Canadian cicadas are like.

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The answer

Barry Shell answered on August 29, 2002

A quick search yielded Cicadas of Michigan, a page at the university of Michigan that (I would imagine) lists pretty much the same cicada species that would be found in Canada. It even has pictures and sound files so you can hear what they sound like.

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