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June 21, 2007

Cicadas return to northwest Indiana after 17-year hiatus

As the soil temperature warms, a new love song will fill the air in northwestern Indiana. After spending the last 17 years underground feeding on tree roots, millions of periodical cicadas - up to 1.5 million per acre - will resurface in Lake, LaPorte and Porter counties to mature, attract mates and lay their eggs. Continue article

Periodical Cicadas: Brood 13 - Is coming in May 2007!!!! (pdf file) - Cliff Sadof, Department of Entomology

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