(Periodical cicada): seventeen-year locust, decim periodical cicada
Any of several cicadas of the genus Magicicada of the eastern United States that have a 17-year or 13-year life cycle and spend most of their lives underground as nymphs. Broods of periodical cicadas in a given region emerge synchronously in large numbers, metamorphosing into winged adults that mate, lay eggs, and die shortly thereafter.
North American cicada; appears in great numbers at infrequent intervals because the nymphs take 13 to 17 years to mature
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