cicada keeps awake the neighborhood in St.-Oedenrode
residents of de Boskant, a little center near St.-Oedenrode, are kept
awake since lately by the chirping of a Cicada which has settled there.
It sounds like a cricket, but a number of times louder. High and shrill
and with the strength of the singing of a thrush. Boskanter Harrie Bullens
is the happy one that may pay hospitality at the insect.
The animal is in the family of the spittlebeests that with us are responsible
for the white blobs of foam , that in grasses or other green plants
pay shelter at the larva of a cicada. Further we know of course the
bloodcicada that recently at several places gathered themselves. But
the insect is a number of times larger, ca 5 CMS. Probably the increasing
temperature has enticed the animal to the low lands. Possibly it came
along on the car of a holyday-maker. Anyway in the future we will get
to do more often with this kind of travelers. Source : Again Eindhovens
dagblad, Tuesday 29 9 2009