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, 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.
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Considering that oviposition site choice seems suboptimal in these examples, in which there is no offspring dispersal, our results with periodical cicadas, in which nymphs do appear to disperse, seem even more plausible.
When periodical cicadas emerge, they do so in enormous numbers--up to 1,500,000 individual insects per acre, weighing over one ton cumulatively.
Brood XIX, a 13-year brood of periodical cicadas, has the largest distribution of the periodical cicada broods, being reported from Maryland south to Georgia, westward through Arkansas and easternmost Oklahoma, and north into southern Iowa.
Around May 20, Brood 10 of the periodical cicada will emerge across the eastern two-thirds of the Commonwealth," said Secretary Wolff.
These periodical cicadas live in eastern and central North America, where biologists and spring-wedding planners alike keep tabs on the 15 different cohorts, or broods.
Brood XIV of the periodical cicadas emerged in nine counties in southern Indiana and 16 counties in southwestern Ohio during late May and June of 2008.
Population responses of Peromyscus leucopus and Blarina brevicauda to emergence of periodical cicada.
But they're also part of a band of researchers who're working hard to push periodical cicada science to new heights and discover overlooked peculiarities of some of the continent's most in-your-face insects.
Keywords: Periodical cicada, emerald ash borer, exotic invasive insects
8[degrees]C suggested that there might be a meteorological predictor that would indicate when a periodical cicada emergence would begin in a given year.
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