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Cicada season comes to an end

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Posted by Davide, 15 August 2013

The cicada season has come to an end. Why? Because, according to a report in British Wildlife in 2002, the latest a cicadetta montana was heard singing in the New Forest was July 30th, and that was in 1907. So, little hope remains that we'll find one at this time of the year, if we haven't heard one so far. BUT! Not all hope is lost. Cicadas have a particular lifespan. They live underground as nymphs for 7-8 years, up until the year when they emerge, become adults and die, all within 4-6 weeks. American cicadas (magicicadas) are actually ...

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