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Friday, 10 February 2017

"The sound of crickets in European grasslands could soon become a thing of the past." Cicadas, Corfu?


No cicadas on Corfu? I can't believe the cicadas will ever disappear from the Corfu groves or countryside. Maybe scientific concern about some endangered species is confined to the European bush cricket (" Crickets, bush crickets and grasshoppers - a group known as Orthoptera - live on grassland").

From BBC News - "The first comprehensive assessment of Europe's crickets and grasshoppers has found that more than a quarter of species are being driven to extinction. According to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the insect group is the most threatened of those assessed so far in Europe...Some populations are also being lost through wildfires, particularly in Greece and on the Canary Islands".

The sound of the bush cricket

On bush crickets

Cicada sound, Corfu

More cicadas on Corfu

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