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?

[A] 1 only

[B] 2 only

[C] Both 1 and 2

[D] Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: C
Notes:

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. 

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