News tagged with cicada

The buzz on cicada killers

You might have noticed some large wasps in your yard or on campus this summer. These wasps are known as cicada killers, identified by their size and their black abdomens with three yellow spots on either side, rather than ...

dateSep 05, 2016 in Plants & Animals
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What drives biological synchrony?

Ecologists traditionally attribute population explosions, be they of diseases or animals, to broad environmental conditions. But new data suggest that other factors may drive "synchrony": rapid, widespread rises and falls ...

dateJun 09, 2016 in Ecology
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How the 'mute' cicada sings

"Mute" cicadas may use the sound of wing impact to communicate, according to a study published February 25, 2015 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Changqing Luo from Northwest A&F University, China, and colleagues.

dateFeb 25, 2015 in Plants & Animals
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