Cicadas typically spend their time in trees making a loud buzzing sound you hear during those hot days of Summer. The males produce a unique sound by using their tymbals, a pair of ribbed membranes in the abdomen, that only attracts other females of its own species. Some species of cicadas can produce a sound as loud as 120 decibels – their sound repels birds and protects the cicadas from predation.
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Patio Life is also exhibiting at the Griffin Gallery at WinCAM, located at 32 Swanton Street in Winchester.
The exhibit features over 20 large format reproductions of insects, the Patio Life book, a 4 x 6 foot map and identification guide of where over 60 insects were photographed in the back yard.