The best in arts & entertainment, news, pop culture, and your mom since 2002.

[Total: 23    Average: 3.9/5]
10 Comments - View/Add
Hits: 5410
Rating: 3.9
Category: Science
Date: 05/29/13 03:11 PM

10 Responses to Like Zombie Bugs – Return Of The Cicadas

  1. Profile photo of ElectricEye
    ElectricEye Male 50-59
    2729 posts
    May 29, 2013 at 3:14 pm
    Link: Like Zombie Bugs - Return Of The Cicadas - The life cycle of the cicada beautifully explained.
  2. Profile photo of dljudo92
    dljudo92 Male 18-29
    485 posts
    May 29, 2013 at 5:14 pm
    I feel as though I`ve been alive for 3 or 4 of these cicada emergences. I`m only 21 though. Can someone explain this to me? Are different groups of cicadas staggered at when they come out? Because it`s definitely been less than 17 years since this last happened
  3. Profile photo of Yaezakura
    Yaezakura Female 18-29
    385 posts
    May 29, 2013 at 6:12 pm
    dljudo92:

    Different species of cicada have different life cycles. The shortest emerge every 2 years, while the longest emerge every 17. Of note is that the life cycle of a cicada species is always a prime number. This ensures that multiple groups emerging at the same time is as rare as possible.
  4. Profile photo of tommy2X4
    tommy2X4 Male 50-59
    3447 posts
    May 29, 2013 at 10:04 pm
    i used to say when i was six, "What`s that noise?" My mom would say, "Those are Heat Bugs."
    My mother was full of misconceptions. Most girls of the 50`s were.
    Her belief`s in so many "Wive`s Tales" led me on my quest of, "what is true." Like many of us.
  5. Profile photo of danagamer
    danagamer Male 30-39
    701 posts
    May 29, 2013 at 11:05 pm
    damn bugs have more sex in their life time than I do.
  6. Profile photo of Lebowski42
    Lebowski42 Male 18-29
    67 posts
    May 29, 2013 at 11:33 pm
    What/how do they get nutrients to grow underground? A grain of rice goes in, a big bug with a hard shell emerges...
  7. Profile photo of edana42
    edana42 Female 50-59
    2509 posts
    May 29, 2013 at 11:34 pm
    i just hope the little b*stard like to eat stink bugs
  8. Profile photo of Blaackhalo
    Blaackhalo Male 30-39
    90 posts
    May 30, 2013 at 6:24 am
    "Allow me to sing you the song of my people --EEhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh" x4 days = Scumbag bug.
  9. Profile photo of McGovern1981
    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
    14268 posts
    May 30, 2013 at 10:30 am

  10. Profile photo of Yaezakura
    Yaezakura Female 18-29
    385 posts
    May 31, 2013 at 7:55 am
    @Lebowski42

    The cicada nymphs burrow down until they find tree roots, then drink nutrient-rich fluid from them. This is one of the reasons the adult cicadas lay their eggs on trees, so that when the newborn nymphs fall to the ground, they`re right above their primary food source and merely need to dig down.

Leave a Reply