Field Frame Friday: Cicada Chimney

What’s this mud spire doing in the middle of the jungle? Some cicada species, like the creator of this muddy tiny tower here, build mud chimneys to protect themselves from predators and harsh weather like rainforest storms!

[Photo and caption by Allison Lau]

Béguin, C. F. (2020). The Nymph Architect of the Cicada Guyalna chlorogena: Behaviours and Ecosystem. In Ecosystem and Biodiversity of Amazonia (p. 89). IntechOpen.

[Edited by Maggie Creamer]

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