Site selection and time of eclosion on kiwifruit vines by final-instar nymphs of the chorus cicada (Hemiptera: Cicadidae)
We studied the site and time of eclosion on kiwifruit vine trunks for final-instar nymphs of chorus cicada, Amphipsalta zelandica (Hemiptera: Cicadidae). Final-instar nymphs selected sites with a median angle of 72° above horizontal. There was less discrimination for the height of eclosion site (median 0.93 m). Most eclosion was observed 1.5 h-2.75 h (10 pm-11:15 pm) after sunset. Some nymphs continued to emerge and eclose up to 7.3 h after sunset (3:40 am).