Song recordings and information

on acoustically signaling insects.

especially cicadas of the United States and Canada.



Sound Recordings and Other Content on Cicadidae




Cicadamania – the oldest and best-known general website for cicada enthusiasts.

Songs of Insects – a companion website for a book of the same name, contains an online identification guide for songs.

New Zealand Cicadas: A Virtual Identification Guide – comprehensive information on the New Zealand species.

Cicadas of Australia – an extensive website on Australian cicadas, with songs, photos, maps, and natural history.
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada – general cicada identification plus information on cicada morphology, ecology, and evolution.
Cicadas of Massachusetts – extensive site on New England cicadas, collecting techniques, etc. – focuses on cicadas of the mid-Atlantic states. – songs and other content on European cicadas.
Japanese Cicadidae Homepage – includes a database form for accessing songs of Japanese and Korean cicadas.
S.E. Asian Cicada Songs – from the Slovenian Museum of Natural History.
Cicada Songs from Borneo – with sonagrams and some phenological data.
Checklist of South African Cicadas – from the Villet Lab, Rhodes University. – established to solicit and organize distribution records for periodical cicada broods from the public.
Cicadas of Michigan – focuses on Michigan cicadas with songs and identification keys.
University of Michigan Periodical Cicada Site – comprehensive site on periodical cicadas; better brood maps now found on Cicada Central. – a general insect identification site with many cicada photos; some photo IDs may not be correct.

Singing Insects of North America – an extensive general resource with songs, maps, and keys. Cicada section under development.

Cicada Central – established as a clearinghouse for research on world Cicadidae.

Bibliography of the Cicadoidea – a web database of scientific publications on cicadas.




* Named in honor of J. G. Myers' 1929 book Insect Singers. A Natural History of the
Cicadas. Routledge, London (1929).

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