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Periodical cicadas are the bugs of history. Since they were first noticed in 1633 by the Pilgrims in Plymouth Colony, these insects have attracted the interest of people living in the midst of their massive emergences. Incorrectly called locusts since the eighteenth century, these amazing insects live underground for 13 or 17 years, quietly digging tunnels and feeding on tPeriodical cicadas are the bugs of history. Since they were first noticed in 1633 by the Pilgrims in Plymouth Colony, these insects have attracted the interest of people living in the midst of their massive emergences. Incorrectly called locusts since the eighteenth century, these amazing insects live underground for 13 or 17 years, quietly digging tunnels and feeding on tree roots until they emerge in numbers so large that they overwhelm their predators, who literally eat their fill of the tasty bugs. For several weeks, the air is filled with the earsplitting din of the chorusing males, who sing to attract the attention of a mate. Each female will lay up to 500 eggs, cutting into the young branches of trees to deposit the next generation of the brood. After mating and egg-laying, the adult cicadas die and accumulate in festering masses at the bases of trees, but the miniscule nymphs will soon hatch, fall to the ground, and disappear into the soil, setting the stage for the next emergence. In Your Backyard: Periodical Cicadas provides a starting point to learn about these insects and their history. Details of their life cycle, morphology, and distribution are illustrated with color photographs and maps, and an appendix of over 7,000 historical records dating back to 1633 is also provided to enable readers to determine if cicadas are living in their own backyards, and where and when the next emergence will happen. ...

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ISBN : 30096581
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Number of Pages : 382 Pages
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