The Sand Cicada is a collectible insect found in Skyward Sword. They are fairly rare and found only in Lanayru Desert. They are found on walls and emit a loud noise. Link can capture them with his Bug Net, but it requires a very slow approach to be successful otherwise they will fly away. They are used in upgrading Potions, specifically the Heart Potion and Revitalizing Potion.
"You caught # Sand Cicada! The larvae of these bugs stay underground for 10 years or longer. No bug is harder to catch!"
- ↑ "You caught # Sand Cicada! The larvae of these bugs stay underground for 10 years or longer. No bug is harder to catch!" — In-game Description, Skyward Sword.
- ↑ "Oh...if you want to infuse that potion, I'm afraid you're still one ingredient short. This brew still needs a sprinkling of Sand Cicada. According to my secret infuser's handbook, these bugs live in large groups and dwell somewhere sandy below the clouds." — Bertie, Skyward Sword.
- ↑ "Species name: Sand Cicada Sensitivity to human presence: 90% Usable as a potion ingredient. This insect will fly away at the slightest sign of danger. I recommend you look carefully for it as soon as you hear it, then approach slowly." — Fi, Skyward Sword.