Book Of Traceable Heraldic Art


An insect that spends much of its life underground before suddenly emerging en masse to take wings and mate.

Default posture: tergiant. No proper coloration.

Cicada (1) §

This illustration may need to be modified according to the January 2020 LoAR which noted that period examples had a separation in their wings.

Source: Pennsic Heralds’ Point Artists. Artist: Li Xia.

Cicada (2) §

Source: Opera Quae Extant Òmnia. Artist unknown. (Author Pietro Andrea Mattioli; image from 1674 edition.)