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May. 03, 2013

17-Year Cicadas Primed to Emerge

After spending 17 years underground, millions of Brood II cicadas are expected to emerge this spring.

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Every Thirteen Years, Brood Nineteen Is Back

Cicada researcher John Cooley describes the emergence of the periodical cicadas of Brood XIX.

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