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Return of the cicada.

This summer, Brood II of the 17-year cicada will emerge in parts of southeastern New York. This type of periodic or "magicicada" is part of a brood first documented in the east in 1979 and mapped every 17 years since. Magicicada differ from other cicadas in that they have black bodies, red eyes and orange wing veins. When cicada nymphs emerge from the ground, the males begin calling for mates. These loud choruses are what many people think of when they think of cicadas. Cicadas are not dangerous to humans and are generally not considered pests. To see if Brood II will be in your area, visit www.magicicada.org and click on the many interactive maps.

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Title Annotation:BRIEFLY; cicada regrowth
Publication:New York State Conservationist
Article Type:Brief article
Geographic Code:1U2NY
Date:Jun 1, 2013
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