Kathy Hill

Cicada researcher

About me

I am a 2012 EOL Rubenstein Fellow, and I am excited to spend this year updating the Cicadidae pages on EOL. I currently work at the University of Connecticut studying cicada systematics, behaviour and morphology. I am originally from New Zealand, and have a MSc from Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand. Along with my husband David Marshall, we have collected and recorded over 1500 cicada species around the world, including in the USA, New Zealand, Australia, Fiji, South Africa, China and the Philippines. My funding currently comes from EOL and NSF grants to Dr Chris Simon, University of Connecticut. During my Rubenstein Fellowship I will be adding and curating Cicadidae text information as well as photos and songs, and will be adding many Cicadidae pages. For more information check out my page on the website www.insectsingers.com

My info

Full name
Kathy Hill
I am
a professional scientist
Curator level
Full Curator


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Curator qualifications

1) I am a staff member (technician) at the Ecology and Evolutionary Biology department of the University of Connecticut where I work on cicadas 2) I have co-authored several peer-reviewed papers on cicadas including: Marshall DC, Cooley JR, Hill KBR. 2011. Developmental plasticity of life cycle length in thirteen-year Periodical Cicadas (Hemiptera: Cicadidae). Annals of the Entomological Society of America 104: 443-450.
Curation scope
Cicadas worldwide, especially the species of New Zealand, Australia and Eastern USA. For my Rubenstein Fellowship I will be curating pages for the type species for each genus, and all the higher taxonomy cicadidae pages (genera, tribes, subfamily and family). I will also be curating pages on New Zealand, Australia and eastern North American Cicadidae.