NANFA-- Off topic: East US Cicadas
Fri, 14 May 2004 20:21:13 EDT

Reply from Liz.

>they do have a viscious looking mouth part that can protrude. dont they
die pretty quick after molting? if so why would they need that odd mouth
part. looks like a jab sucker.

> >The adults don't have a functional "feeding" mouth and live for about 2
> weeks.

This is incorrect. They do eat. The spiky thing that folds down under
their head is a tube they jab into plants and suck the sap, like a
leafhopper does. I've seen them.

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