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A newly emerged adult cicada dries its wings on a tree in Washington, D.C.
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April 1, 2013 The once-every-17-years event begins when ground temperatures reach 64 degrees. This how-to will give you a heads up on the historic swarm.
Cicadas live underground and emerge in 13- or 17-year cycles.
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March 23, 2013 WNYC is asking "armchair scientists, lovers of nature and DIY makers" for their help to predict this year's cicada emergence in the Northeast. The bugs have been underground for the past 17 years.
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