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Summer is here….and so are cicadas!

Have you been hearing loud noises in trees when you go outside lately? Male cicadas are well known for their “song”. ¬†They rest on trees and produce a whining sound that is attractive to females (cicada females, that is…). The sound is produced by two vibrating membranes on the side of the cicada abdomen. ¬†Fortunately, for those who do not enjoy the “music”, female cicadas do not “sing”. Cicadas are fairly large insects with some growing over 1 1/2 inches. Color can vary depending upon the species, but… Read More →