Q. With reference to Cicadas, consider the following statements:
1. They act as an indicator of a healthy ecosystem.
2. They are known for their loud, complex and species-specific acoustic signals or songs.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
Both statements are correct.
- Cicadas are hemipteran insects. They are known for their loud, complex and species-specific acoustic signals or songs.
- Habitat: Most cicadas are canopy dwellers and are found in natural forests with large trees. They act as indicators of a healthy forest ecosystem. They occur more in areas around undisturbed bamboo groves.