genus Magicicada


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Noun1.genus Magicicada - seventeen-year locustgenus Magicicada - seventeen-year locust    
arthropod genus - a genus of arthropods
Magicicada septendecim, periodical cicada, seventeen-year locust - North American cicada; appears in great numbers at infrequent intervals because the nymphs take 13 to 17 years to mature
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This year's cicadas belong to the genus Magicicada, which includes broods emerging every 13 or 17 years.
One major camp has labeled one genus Magicicada, made up of six well-known species plus a newly discovered one.