Sirtea 茶翁

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Monday, April 11, 2011

Awakening Cicadas 睡醒的蟬

Emergence of the 13-year cicadas
This spring and early summer could be buzzing with the activities of the 13-year periodical cicadas in many South Carolina upstate counties. The last emergence of the 13-year cicada was in 1998 and since that time, the nymphs have been happily feeding underground on plant roots with their piercing-sucking mouthpieces.
Cicadas do not bite or sting and they are not toxic or poisonous; there is nothing to be worried about if one lands on you or if your dog or cat eats them. They will vibrate their wings and buzz loudly if they are handled by you or a pet. Only the males sing and this only occurs during the day. If you hear singing at night, it is probably crickets, katydids, or frogs. (Read more)


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