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Periodical Cicadas: ''17-Year Locusts''

First Paragraph:
No other insect causes as much curiosity and wonder as periodical cicadas do. Their sudden appearance in late May or early June is dramatic and usually noisy as the males produce a seemingly endless whirring sound. Usually the “chorus” begins shortly after day-break and continues uninterrupted until evening. In areas of heavy emergence, the noise created can be deafening. The insects mate within 1 week and females begin to deposit their eggs about 7 to 10 days after emergence.
Publication Number:
FS220
Author(s):
George Hamilton
Lou Vasvary
Publisher:
Rutgers NJAES Cooperative Extension
Date Published:
5/10/2013
Number of pages:
2
Tags:
periodical cicada, 17 year locust