Spring Bug Show

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After 17 years in hibernation, Brood Ten cicadas are making an appearance across the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic states — and it might be the largest insect emergence on Earth. In this hour, it's our annual spring bug show — hear about this summer's cicadas, and the devastating rise and mysterious disappearance of the Rocky Mountain locust.


Keith Clay
*Professor of biology
*Director, IU Research and Teaching Preserve at Indiana University

Jeffrey Lockwood
*Author of Locust: The Devastating Rise and Mysterious Disappearance of the Insect that Shaped the American Frontier
*Professor of natural sciences and humanities at the University of Wyoming

Dan Century
*Webmaster, www.cicadamania.com



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