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May 4, 2013

Cicada News Review for April 2013

Filed under: Brood II,Magicicada — Dan @ 7:37 am

Here’s a review of the cicada news for April 2013.

First, periodical cicadas have started to emerge in North Carolina.

There are three cicada experiments you can be a part of! 1) Report cicada emergences to, 2) help Gene Kritsky with temperature related periodical cicada research, and 3) be a part of Cicada Tracker project.

Musician and philosopher David Rothenberg released his book Bug Music: How Insects Gave Us Rhythm and Noise.

Allen F. Sanborn and Polly K. Phillips have produced a Biogeography of the Cicadas (Hemiptera: Cicadidae) of North America, North of Mexico, which features maps for North American cicada species. This is an essential document for cicada researchers and enthusiasts.

I appeared in the April issue of Wired Magazine, The Cicada-Obsessed Prepare to Scratch a 17-Year Itch (and immediately started to diet and exercise).

News Articles about the Brood II emergence:

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