- "A desert insect that is quick to fly away. Deemed the most difficult insect to catch."
- — In-game description
Sand Cicadas are creatures that can be collected in The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword. Found in Lanayru Desert and the surrounding areas, it is easy to spot, due to the buzzing sound it makes. However, it is considered the most difficult insect to catch and will fly away if it notices Link approaching it. However, by sneaking up on them slowly, and keeping the Bug-Catching Net still, Link may get within capturing range. About six will spawn near the entrance to the Lanayru Sand Sea when Link first enters the area. An infestation of them can also be found in Skipper's Retreat, on the top of the roof. They also appear a pillar near the entrance to the Pirate Stronghold. They also sometimes spawn on the walls of the Temple of Time. The Big Bug Net also makes catching them somewhat easier.
Like the other insects in the game, Sand Cicadas are a Potion Infusion component, used by Bertie to upgrade the stock potions Luv sells at the Skyloft Bazaar. Cicadas are used in the second stages of the Heart Potion and Revitalizing Potion upgrades.