Re: NANFA-- Off topic: East US Cicadas
Thu, 13 May 2004 15:49:41 EDT

i was up around nashville several several years ago and thousands were out.
we walked thru a university courtyard and they were swirling upward tornado
like in a black column maybe 50, 60 feet up. round and round. pretty cool sight.
the shells were thick covering big tree trunks. interesting exo-skeletons. my
son claimed one drilled his finger a few years back... but i read the other
day they cant bite. they do have a viscious looking mouth part that can
protrude. dont they die pretty quick after molting? if so why would they need that
odd mouth part. looks like a jab sucker.

aint seen none yet this year.
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