Cicadology (CICADAS) with Gene Kritsky

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They are numerous. They are patient. They are COMING for the United States in droves this spring: They are cicadas. *The* Cicada guy Dr. Gene Kritsky joins to chat all about the annual cicadas you may see every summer vs. the periodical ones that cycle through the states in broods of giant numbers. Learn how they survive underground for decades, what they are doing down there, all about their lifecycle, who eats them and why, plus get inspired to take a cicada safari, download Cicada Safari, and appreciate their sexually desperate songs, which can be as loud as an ambulance. By the end, you’ll want to don a bug costume and hitchhike to the Midwest. (Don’t do that.)

Dr. Gene Kritsky’s new cicada book: Periodical Cicadas: The Brood X Edition

Download the Cicada Safari app at the Apple Store or Google Play Store.

Gene’s website: genekritsky.com

Also see CicadaMania.com, and follow Instagram.com/CicadaMania

A donation was made to Mount Saint Joseph’s cicada research in the School of Behavioral and Natural Sciences

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Gene’s wife Jessee J. Smith is a silversmith who makes bug jewelry. Check it out!

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