seventeen-year locust

(redirected from Magicicada)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Wikipedia.
Related to Magicicada: Magicicada septendecim

seventeen-year locust:

see cicadacicada
, large, noise-producing insect of the order Homoptera, with a stout body, a wide, blunt head, protruding eyes, and two pairs of membranous wings. The front wings, which are longer than the rear pair, extend beyond the insect's abdomen.
..... Click the link for more information.
.
References in periodicals archive ?
In just about any year, one of the 15 numbered Magicicada broods emerges somewhere.
Observations on Periodical Cicadas (Brood XIV) in Indiana and Ohio in 2008 (Hemiptera: Cicadidae: Magicicada spp.
Thermal responses of periodical cicadas: within and between brood parity (Hemiptera: Cicadidae: Magicicada spp.
Reproductive character displacement and speciation in periodical cicadas, with description of a new species, 13-year Magicicada neotredecim.
Mating occurs within dense, noisy choruses, and after mating, female Magicicada cut shallow, v-shaped egg-nests in twigs of 3-11 cm diameter and insert up to thirty eggs in each (White, 1980).
That's because it was less than 2 years ago that they experienced Brood X of Magicicada septendecimthe, the cicada species that emerges every 17 years.
Cicadas are conspicuous components of natural environments the world over owing to their distinctive male courtship calls, relatively large size, and, in the United States, spectacular mass emergences of Magicicada.
A chorus of courting Magicicada cassini males sounds like an electric carving knife revving up.
In the letters section of the June 2010 issue, we indicated a photo of a cicada was a periodical cicada, Magicicada spp.