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  • Use this interactive to identify some of the body parts of a kihikihi wawā/cicada. Use your mouse or finger to hover over a box to highlight the body part to be named. Drag and drop the text labels onto the diagram.

    Rights: The University of Waikato Te Whare Wānanga o Waikato Published 11 November 2019 Referencing Hub media

    Test your knowledge of the physical characteristics of the chorus cicada with this labelling activity. If you want to redo an answer, click on the box and the answer will go back to the top so you can then move it to another box. If you want to check your answers, use the Reset incorrect button. This will reset incorrect answers only. When you are happy with your selection, use the Check answers button to check them. Use Reset all to practise again from the start.

    This is part of the Label the insect activity.

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    The rear section of an insect. It has 9–11 segments.


    A single pair sit at the front of the head. Used as sensors.

    compound eyes

    Made up of lots of lenses, provide a wide field of view.


    The fore (top) section of the body.


    Three pairs of jointed legs. One pair may be ideal for digging or leaping.


    The mid-section made up of three segments, each with a pair of legs.


    Two pairs (fore and hind) attached to the thorax.

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