Cicadas sang in the trees near them, and a mockingbird mimicked its feathered friends.
Cicadas are particularly abundant in the tropics, where the largest forms are found.
For a few minutes they walked side-by-side, listening to the cicadas sing in the old oak tree by the pond.
Cicadas are chiefly remarkable for the shrill song of the males, which in some cases may be heard in concert at a distance of a quarter of a mile or more.
Cicadas are also noteworthy for their longevity, which so far as is known surpasses that of all other insects.