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2014-05-19 23:09:57

When a cicada swarm invades Long Island in Michael Phillip Cash’s horror novel “Brood X,” the media makes dire predictions about what could happen, but it never predicted that the book would win First Place in the Reader Views Literary Awards. Bethpage, New York (PRWEB) May 19, 2014 When fictional cicadas invade Long Island, they create such intense suspense and fear that they not only conquer the novel’s characters, but they have conquered readers and literary awards judges. In...

A Storm Is Coming In The Form Of The 17-Year Cicada
2013-04-02 15:00:20

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Every 17 years, the Eastern seaboard plays host to millions and millions of visitors who arrive with only one purpose in mind: to mate. The Magicicada septendecim Brood II, or periodical cicada has an unusual life cycle and spends most of its days living underground, living on the bounty of tree roots. Then, when they near the end of their life, they emerge to breed and procreate. Very shortly afterwards, they die before...

2008-06-17 00:00:15

By John McCoy The recent cicada emergence in parts of West Virginia has triggered a feeding frenzy for fish. With zillions of big, clumsy chunks of protein splashing to the water's surface, it doesn't take even the dumbest fish long to figure out that the critters are good to eat. Matt Yeager, the superintendent at Beech Fork State Park, said that even carp and catfish have gotten in on the act. "It's the darnedest thing," he said. "A cicada will fall to the water, and WHOOSH! A carp...

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2004-11-26 06:39:53

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Even in death, the 17-year cicadas made their mark. Their decaying carcasses gave a super-size boost in nutrients to forest soil and stimulated seed and nitrogen production in a plant important to the forest ecosystem, researchers reported in Friday's issue of the journal Science. The findings might explain why tree growth increases for several years after a major cicada emergence, experts said. Bard College professor Felicia Keesing likened it to someone pouring a pound...


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2005-08-25 11:14:44

Magicicada is the genus of the 13- and 17- year periodical cicadas of eastern North America. These insects display a unique combination of long life cycles, periodicity, and mass emergences. They sometimes go by the common name "seventeen-year locust", but they are not locusts at all; locusts belong to the order Orthoptera. Taxonomy There are seven recognized species. Three species have a 17-year cycle: M. cassini (Linnaeus, 1758) M. septendecim (Fisher) M. septendecula (Alexander...

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