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.
His lifecycle mimicked that of an insect that he, as it happens, was the first to tell me about, as we listened to its buzz in the High Sierra: the North American cicada, genus Magicicada, which hatches out every seventeen years.
One major camp has labeled one genus Magicicada, made up of six well-known species plus a newly discovered one.