Animalia > Arthropoda > Insecta > Hemiptera > Cicadoidea > Cicadidae > Amphipsalta > Amphipsalta zelandica
 

Amphipsalta zelandica (chorus cicada)

Synonyms: Amphipsalta zelandica; Cicada zealandica; Cicada zelandica; Cicada zeylandica; Cicadetta zealandica; Melampsalta zelandica

Wikipedia Abstract

The chorus cicada, Amphipsalta zelandica, is the most common species of cicada in New Zealand where it is endemic and found in most areas. They typically live in forests and areas with open bush, where their left-over nymph skins can be seen on tree trunks and branches during the summer months. The males produce their cicada sound in unison, which can reach deafening proportions at the height of their population around February.
View Wikipedia Record: Amphipsalta zelandica

Prey / Diet

Actinidia arguta (tara vine)[1]
Actinidia chinensis (kiwi)[1]
Actinidia chinensis var. hispida (Chinese Gooseberry)[1]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Tuckerella flabellifera1

Predators

Apteryx australis lawryi (Stewart Island kiwi)[2]

Distribution

New Zealand;

Photos

Citations

Attributes / relations provided by
1New Zealand Institute for Plant & Food Research Plant-SyNZ™ database
2DIET OF THE STEWART ISLAND BROWN KIWI (APTERYX AUSTRALIS LAWRYI) AT SCOLLAY'S FLAT, SOUTHERN STEWART ISLAND, R. Colbourne and R.G. Powlesland, New Zealand Journal of Ecology 11: 99-104 (1988)
Images provided by Google Image Search
Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License
Weather provided by NOAA METAR Data Access