GARY MESZAROS, VISUALS UNLIMITED / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY GARY MESZAROS, VISUALS UNLIMITED / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Periodical, or 17-year, cicadas (Magicicada sp.) on a shrub. This species spends most of its life underground as a nymph. The adults emerge at the same time once every 17 years, and live for only a few weeks. Photographed in North America.
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