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The cicada's song resounds among the woods in the autumn; flights of locusts frequently appear after the summer, and they are carried by the prevailing winds even among the glaciers and eternal snows.
In one of the best-known species, Cicada septemdecim, from North America, the life-cycle is said to extend over seventeen years.
He became thinner and thinner and smaller and smaller until he became a cicada.
The " song " of the male cicads is notorious and the structures by which it is produced have already been described (see also Cicada).