Kihikihi cicadas and their sounds

Aotearoa New Zealand has 34 species of cicadas. Five of these species are then further divided into several subspecies, to give 42 unique species and subspecies of New Zealand cicada.

Aotearoa New Zealand has such a large number of cicadas for its size partly due to the mountain ranges acting as natural barriers between populations which has led to the divergence of lots of different species.