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Try searching "cicada" on YouTube in foreign languages. Like Zikade, Cvrčci, セミ, Cicale, Цикадовые, Τζιτζίκι, böceği, 蝉 Maybe you'll get better sources like this one: This recording on Wikipedia is also useful: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/b0/New_Zealand_cicada_song.ogg


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Have you looked into condenser microphones? Instead of the dynamic mics, condensers are used for more intimate sound recordings. Additional, the Sanken brand makes some microphones for such needs. "Sanken [makes a mic] called the MO-64, which is capable of recording the heartbeat of a snail." enter link description here


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Recordings do exist. I remember Tim Prebble posting a good one: http://www.musicofsound.co.nz/blog/cicadas-meet-pitch-shift Maybe try to get in touch with him?


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