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Old Aug 22nd 2007, 12:30 pm
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Somebody asked me the other day what the insects are called that appear in summertime and make a lot of noise in the trees and I didn't know the answer.

Not the crickets that make the lovely chirp-chirp-chirp noise, but the ones that SCREEEEEEAAAM.!!!!!!

So what are they? cos I want to look up on Google what kills them before I start getting suicidal tendancies.
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Old Aug 22nd 2007, 12:34 pm
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Originally Posted by keithwalters View Post
Somebody asked me the other day what the insects are called that appear in summertime and make a lot of noise in the trees and I didn't know the answer.

Not the crickets that make the lovely chirp-chirp-chirp noise, but the ones that SCREEEEEEAAAM.!!!!!!

So what are they? cos I want to look up on Google what kills them before I start getting suicidal tendancies.
they are great big black ones we had one in the back patio It sounded like some one was being murdered LOL
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Ps the other half jumped on it and I drounded one NOt had one since AHHHHH famous last words
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Somebody asked me the other day what the insects are called that appear in summertime and make a lot of noise in the trees and I didn't know the answer.

Not the crickets that make the lovely chirp-chirp-chirp noise, but the ones that SCREEEEEEAAAM.!!!!!!

So what are they? cos I want to look up on Google what kills them before I start getting suicidal tendancies.
I havent heard any trees screaming, but will listen out tonight. I hope someone can help you, as you would be very much missed on here if you topped yourself
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I havent heard any trees screaming, but will listen out tonight. I hope someone can help you, as you would be very much missed on here if you topped yourself
I'm sure you must have heard them, but you probably mistook them for heavy plant machinery.
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The first year we heard them we thought it was some kind of machine starting up, Had one on our balcony, they seem to make the noise by clicking their back legs together, how does such a small thing make so much noise ????
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I'm sure you must have heard them, but you probably mistook them for heavy plant machinery.
Ha ha, you could be right there
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The first year we heard them we thought it was some kind of machine starting up, Had one on our balcony, they seem to make the noise by clicking their back legs together, how does such a small thing make so much noise ????
When I 1st heard them I was in almeria with the kids and we thought the noise was coming from the electricity box we were very worried!!! Someone told me what they were called but I've forgotten think it began with S
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they are cicadas, and the noise comes from the abdomen of the male when he is calling for females to mate.. a rather stupid thing as, once he has found a suitable female and mated..... he dies....
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they are cicadas, and the noise comes from the abdomen of the male when he is calling for females to mate.. a rather stupid thing as, once he has found a suitable female and mated..... he dies....
Now that is an open invitation for all of the women on the forum to start thinking 'if only'.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cicada

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Now that is an open invitation for all of the women on the forum to start thinking 'if only'.

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they are cicadas, and the noise comes from the abdomen of the male when he is calling for females to mate.. a rather stupid thing as, once he has found a suitable female and mated..... he dies....
my other half thought it was a cock roach I told him is wasnt LOL But like all men he thinks he was right
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Now that is an open invitation for all of the women on the forum to start thinking 'if only'.

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Are you a mind reader Rosemary???
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i just clicked on that third link of yours and that is noooooowhere near loud enough!!
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