After 17 years, Cicadas emerge from the underworld in Sumner County to sing a song

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (4) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +2 Vote up Vote down Wes Smith · 270 weeks ago I recorded a video of the area just east of Braum’s last night….the sound was deafening. Report Reply 0 replies · active 270 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down sore loser · 270 weeks ago So its been 17 years since Ive heard cicadas? I dont think thats right. Does anyone care to elaborate? Report Reply 2 replies · active 270 weeks ago +3 Vote up Vote down CueballSumnernewscow 94p · 270 weeks ago There are three different kinds of Cicadas including a 13-year variety. The one right now is 17 years which emerged from the soil with black body, blood-red beady eyes and orange-veined clear/transparent wings. There’s no doubt these mothers are a lot more bada**. Report Reply 0 Vote up Vote down sore loser · 270 weeks ago Interesting. Thanks. I guess i just thought that was a ritual every summer. Report Reply Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — In 1998, the Cicadas emerged from the underworld to have itself a party in Sumner County.Seventeen years later the Cicadas have returned.Cicadas are everywhere!If you have opened the backdoor of your house this past week you know what we are talking about. The racket can be deafening.“I was at this lady’s house the other day and there must have been hundreds upon hundreds in the bushes,” said Randy Heim, Sumner County Extension Agent.Cicadas, known in the entomology world as 17-year periodical cicadas, emerge from the soil with black body, blood-red beady eyes and orange-veined clear/transparent wings.The loud noise is made by males to attract females (where have we heard that before). The males contract ridged membranes on their abdomens to make the sound, which is amplified by their almost hollow abdomens.Cicadas are not locusts.The insects won’t be around for long. They will mate and die in about three weeks. But before doing so the females inject their eggs into tree branches. When they hatch, the insects find their way to the tree roots, where the feed, molt (shed old shell) and complete their development.Cicadas are harmless, except for their ugliness and ability to fill your backyard with crunch critter piles. Young, small trees can be damaged when females deposit their eggs beside branches.Enjoy the show, because the next batch won’t be around until another 17 years which makes that being 2032.Why do the Cicadas emerge from the underworld every 17 years?“Nobody knows,” associate professor Jason Griffin of Kansas State University told ABC News. “Cicadas are one of the most fascinating creatures from a scientific standpoint. But so little is known about them.”Follow us on Twitter.last_img

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