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Brood 19 cicadas arrive in Columbia

May 24, 2011 | 5:58 p.m. CDT
A brood 19 cicada sits on the leaf of a plant on Windsor Street on Tuesday. Male cicadas sound a mating call to attract females. The females lay eggs in the branches of trees, and the eggs hatch about two months later. These nymphs then fall to the ground and burrow for 13 years until the next cycle.

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