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- "I caught a giant cicada! Luckily I didn't need a bean stalk!" —New Leaf
Donation to the museum
In New Leaf
Upon donation to the Museum, the information board in the bug exhibit says:
"As the name might indicate, giant cicadas are one of the largest species of cicada in the world. They used to live mostly in warmer western Japan, but they've now also moved to urban eastern Japan. Though they're now common in these areas, they aren't well known in other parts of the world."
In New Horizons
In New Horizons, upon donation or selecting "Tell me about this!", Blathers the curator will say (with abhorrence):
"The giant cicada is rather aptly named. That is, it's a truly enormous bug. Ugh! These beasts spend most of their lives underground where they gorge on tree roots. But once they emerge, they make an awful racket. In fact, some say their song sounds like a shrieking siren. I would rather listen to nails on a chalkboard."
- "I caught a giant cicada! Scratch that: a giant WET cicada!" —New Leaf (Raining)
- "I caught a giant cicada! I guess it's PRETTY big..." —New Horizon
- "I caught a giant cicada! Guess it doesn't feel like singing in the rain!" —New Horizons (Raining)
Further informationThe bug known as the "Giant Cicada" in New Leaf is actually the Bear Cicada (熊蝉 Kumazemi?), and should not be confused with the Giant Cicada (Quesada gigas) found in the Americas, or the exinct "giant cicadas" of the family Palaeontinidae.
The Bear Cicada is Japan's largest cicada. The adults can emerge anywhere from July to the end of September. The populations have seen erratic increases and decreases all over Japan in recent years.
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