Latest Cicadas Stories
The noisy sounds of billions of red-eyed cicadas are ringing out for the first time since 1998.
Some common life forms, like cicadas, depend on complex symbiotic relationships with specialized microbes to produce essential nutrients.
Cicadas - better known for providing the soundtrack of our hot summer are remarkably interesting animals, they are the longest living insects â€“ 17 years for some species
Bug experts in central Texas say giant cicadas have been churning out their distinctive and annoying noise around the clock. Entomologists said the population boom may have its origin in the heavy rains of 2007, but whatever the reason, it has been impressive, the San Antonio News-Express reported Monday. They usually don't sing all day long or all night long unless there are a whole lot of them, said David Huffman, a Texas State University biology professor.
By Emily Canal, Cape Cod Times, Hyannis, Mass. Jul. 9--SANDWICH -- Talk about lemonade out of lemons: Katheryn Maloney and Brady Cullinan made jewels out of this summer's cicada swarm.
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.
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.
A cicada is any of several insects of the order Hemiptera, suborder Homoptera, with small eyes wide apart on the head and transparent well-veined wings. Cicadas live in temperate to tropical climates. Taxonomy There are many thousands of cicada species. The largest are in the genera Pomponia and Tacua. There are some 200 species in 38 genera in Australia, about 100 in the Palaearctic and exactly one species in England, the New Forest Cicada (Melampsalta montana), which is widely...
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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