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13 Year Cicadas Emerge in Southern US

13 Year Cicadas Emerge in Southern US

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Full article: http://www.enn.com/wildlife/article/42698

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13-year cicadas wake up, prepare to swarm

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mnn.com 07 May '11, 2pm

Meanwhile, the cicadas provide two important environmental roles. First, they provide a good supply of food for local pred...