Episode #342 | Original Air Date: June 22, 2021
You may not have ever seen a cicada, but you’ve certainly heard one if you live in Florida. These insects make a loud droning noise during the day in the spring and summer.
There are nineteen species of cicadas in Florida. In other eastern states, cicadas appear in enormous numbers every thirteen or seventeen years, but Florida’s cicadas appear annually in smaller numbers.
Cicadas leave their nymph exoskeletons on the trunks of trees and shrubs when they shed them to become mature flying adults.
Cicadas do not bite or sting and provide food for many kinds of wildlife, including birds and small mammals.
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