Researcher collects mating cicadas

June 7, 2011 | 6:57 p.m. CDT
Kathy Hill pulls a tree branch full of cicadas closer to her in search of mating pairs on Monday evening. A University of Connecticut researcher originally from New Zealand, Hill will travel around Missouri with her husband to collect and study periodical cicadas during the next few weeks.

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