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Periodical Cicada (Magicicada sp.), female - Family: Cicadas (Cicadidae). Subfamily: Cicadettinae. [photo by metrioptera, 2013. BugGuide.net]

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When you think of cuddly stuffed animals made from textiles the top candidates would probably include teddy bears or bunny rabbits. Perhaps lower on the list would be squids, cicadas, and sea slugs, and yet Vancouver-based artist Hine Mizushima has chosen these unusual creatures as the the subje

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When you think of cuddly stuffed animals made from textiles the top candidates would probably include teddy bears or bunny rabbits. Perhaps lower on the list would be squids, cicadas, and sea slugs, and yet Vancouver-based artist Hine Mizushima has chosen these unusual creatures as the the subje

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from NY Daily News

Billions of cicadas set to invade East Coast this spring

Billions of cicadas set to invade East Coast this spring // The noise can has been compared to a New York subway train, and there will be no escape from it as the bugs hatch again after 17 years.

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Magicicada periodical cicada by alexanderwild: Characterized by red compound eyes, cicadas in the genus Magicicada spend 17 years (or, more rarely, 13 years) maturing underground before emerging en masse to mate. These emergences take place in May or June and involve several species, each with a different song. http://boingboing.net/2014/06/16/pretty-portraits-of-periodical.html #Insects #Periodical_Cicada #Magicicada #Brood_III

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Pharaoh Cicada (17 Year Locust) - Magicicada septendecim - Native to Canada and the United States, this member of the family Cicadidae is not actually a locust. It is one of three species often described together as "decim periodical cicadas." The other two are 13-year species : Magicicada neotredecim and Magicicada tredecim - Agricultural Research Service

For me the sounds of summer always include the trill of cicadas: This is Robert Lang’s “Periodical Cicada” which is similar to the adult form we hear but rarely see. They spend mo…