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13-year cicadas wake up, prepare to swarm

13-year cicadas wake up, prepare to swarm

Meanwhile, the cicadas provide two important environmental roles. First, they provide a good supply of food for local predators. Second, after their two-month breeding cycle, the dying cicadas will help support the very trees they feed off of: "When they die, their carcasses essentially decay and provide a nice nutrient injection back into the soil for the trees," Gene Kritsky, editor-in-chief of the journal American Entomologist, told

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