noun, plural ci·ca·das, ci·ca·dae [si-key-dee, -kah-]. /sɪˈkeɪ di, -ˈkɑ-/.
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Origin of cicada
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Sometime this spring, billions of cicadas that have been underground since 2004 will emerge en masse and blanket parts of the Eastern United States with their song and, eventually, their carcasses.What is Brood X? When do cicadas come out in 2021? Answering your buggiest questions.|Bonnie Berkowitz, Artur Galocha|April 1, 2021|Washington Post
Down-county suburban neighborhoods are practically engineered to support cicadas, which will emerge this spring, Hickey said.The past will be present at Montgomery County’s virtual history conference|John Kelly|January 19, 2021|Washington Post
Various lineages of cicadas and leafhoppers, for example, have gained, lost or swapped multiple endosymbionts many times, according to Nancy Moran, who studies insect endosymbioses at the University of Texas at Austin.How Two Became One: Origins of a Mysterious Symbiosis Found|Viviane Callier|September 9, 2020|Quanta Magazine
As if from some horror movie, cicada nymphs have been described as “boiling out of the ground.”
The trees were fully green, and luscious fruits weighed down their branches, while over all was the drowsy hum of the cicada.Edmund Dulacs Fairy-Book|Edmund Dulac
We see, in drawings emblematical of the musical art, a Cicada resting on strings of a cythera.
Nature has indemnified the female Cicada for this privation, by giving her an instrument less noisy indeed, but more useful.
M. Boyer managed thus to make a Cicada, which continued to sing as long as he whistled in harmony with it, settle on his nose.
But if one presents a stick to it, continuing to whistle, the Cicada settles on it and begins again to descend backwards.