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Cicadas, the Wedding Crashers Who Can Jitterbug

We are about to witness the largest insect emergence on the planet, and it happens only in the eastern U.S. At the beginning of May, billions of Magicicada septendecim nymphs will start to rise out of the ground en masse, from North Carolina to New York, finding a tree (or the nearest vertical structure, possibly your house) to cling to. There, they will split their skins and emerge as adults.

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