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Huge numbers of cicadas set to emerge

A cicada.
A cicada.
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An enormous brood of locust-like insects is poised to emerge along the East Coast within the next few weeks, after spending 17 years underground. They’re predicted to be so numerous that in some locations hardly a leaf will be free of the large, black, red-eyed, flying creatures. And where their concentrations are high, the males’ mating calls might well be compared to a chorus of buzz saws. The emergence could resemble a plague, but experts ...


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