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charlanae said...
Jul. 19, 2010 at 1:40 pm

cool pic...

but why is it called 17 years?

just wonderin...

roselover replied...
Jul. 19, 2010 at 8:23 pm
well I am not the cicada expert but i believe this is a Magicicada which has a life span of 13-17 years. And from what i was told courtesy of the lady down the road when i took this it was on the 17th year so we had an outbreak of them including this one.

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