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Thursday, February 28, 2008

Cicada or Cricket?

A sign telling us that the sound we hear in the Nature Reserve is not from the Cricket but the Cicada. I find this informative, as I think I am quite ignorant.

This was in the Bukit Timah Nature Reserve. So, if you hear the sounds of crickets and cicadas, are you able to tell the difference between the two?


Gerald (SK14) said...

I always thought that "cicadas" was just the Japanese word for what we call "crickets". I'm never sure what the difference is though between a "cricket" and a "grasshopper".

Unknown said...

I grew up with both in North Carolina and yes, there is definitely a distinct sound for each creature. :)

Unknown said...

So now cicadas (tonggeret in Indonesian) start to spread their mating call again! Dry season starts soon then!