Magicicada septendecim

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Noun1.Magicicada septendecim - North American cicadaMagicicada septendecim - North American cicada; appears in great numbers at infrequent intervals because the nymphs take 13 to 17 years to mature
cicada, cicala - stout-bodied insect with large membranous wings; male has drum-like organs for producing a high-pitched drone
genus Magicicada, Magicicada - seventeen-year locust
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Marlatt (1907) reported six morphologically and behaviorally distinct species of periodical cicadas throughout the United States (17 y cicadas: Magicicada septendecim, M.
Periodical cicada (Magicicada septendecim (L.)) females oviposit in twigs in the forest canopy, and newly hatched nymphs fall to the ground, where they spend 17 years feeding on tree roots.