New cicada species discovered in Switzerland and Italy

24 febrero 2015

They belong to the best-known, biggest and loudest group of insects — and yet they still manage to surprise: Researchers have discovered a new singing cicada species in Italy and southern Switzerland. The insect with a wingspan of four centimeters and a high pitch song has been named «Italian Mountain Cicada» (Cicadetta sibillae). It is one of only ten singing cicada species in Switzerland.