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Kikihia muta
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Scientific classification
Genus:
Kikihia
Species:
muta
Synonyms
  • Tettigonia muta Fabricius, 1775

Kikihia muta, commonly known as the variable cicada, is a species of cicada that is endemic to New Zealand. This species was first described by Johan Christian Fabricius in 1775.

Life Cycle

Their median life cycle from egg to natural adult death is around three years.

Subspecies

There are two subspecies:

  • Kikihia muta muta (Fabricius, 1775)
  • Kikihia muta pallida (Hudson, 1950)
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