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6 Responses to “Cicada Mania: periodical summer insect invasion marks a 17-year benchmark in time”

  1. MrsBug says:

    We lived in Nashville the last time The Great Swarm appeared and since we don’t really experience this in Michigan, I thought everyone was pulling my leg. Let me just say that it was EPIC. I’ve never seen anything quite like this. We no longer live there and I can’t say I’m going to regret that. :D

  2. We get them every summer, here in Australia, though not in those numbers

  3. Cicada Mania says:

    I’m not particularly pleased that they stole the name of my website for their program. But the people in the interview are good eggs.

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