Ecology

Cicadas Returning to Northeast

After 17 year hibernation

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f you spent 17 years under the ground, you'd be screaming too.

Cicadas — the mysterious insects known for their bizarre life cycle and noisy mating calls — are getting ready to make their first appearance in New York City since 1996. When we last saw them, President Bill Clinton was running for his second term and the Macarena was the hot dance fad.