For weeks entomologists have been heralding the arrival of Brood II cicadas, expected to descend on the East Coast en masse and overwhelm citizens with their noisy mating. This breed of cicada emerges from the ground every 17 years to mate, reproduce and die. When the eggs hatch the baby cicadas burrow underground to wait the required 17 years before beginning the cycle again... To continue reading, subscribe to Science Recorder today.
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