Nanai Cicada on the Namosi and Navosa Province, Fiji.

Date created: 21 April 2020

Raiateana knowlesi; a species that is known to emerge once every 8 years. This species is known from only a handful of locations within the Namosi and Navosa Province.The cicada only develops its wings in its last life stage, as it emerges out of the ground and removes its hard casing. In Fiji, Cicadas are generally known as ‘makā’. Only the Fijian cicada (R. knowlesi) is called the “nanai”.

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Publication Date 2018-09-27
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