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The cicada's song resounds among the woods in the autumn; flights of locusts frequently appear after the summer, and they are carried by the prevailing winds even among the glaciers and eternal snows.
In one of the best-known species, Cicada septemdecim, from North America, the life-cycle is said to extend over seventeen years.
He became thinner and thinner and smaller and smaller until he became a cicada.
The " song " of the male cicads is notorious and the structures by which it is produced have already been described (see also Cicada).
Particularly obtrusive is the cicada (semi), of which there are many species.