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Cicada Subtleties

What part of 10,000 cicadas screeching don't you understand?

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5:48pm, January 13, 2003

The bit that everybody missed was hardly hidden. Male cicada choruses swell to thousands—tens of thousands—and flirt with the subtlety of jets shrieking in for a landing. And thousands of charmed females respond.

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