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What's that sound? 17-Year Cicadas

Posted on June 6, 2016 at 6:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Every seventeen years, like clockwork, they emerge. They come from holes in the ground and swarm our trees. But don’t worry! They’re harmless! Unless you’re a young tree, that is… I’m talking about the periodical 17-year cicada, or M. septendecim, M. cassini, and M. septendecula to be exact. The Magicicada Invasion is one that we are well acquainted with here in Ohio, especially with the recent emergence of the 17 year Cicadas from Brood V.

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