The astounding digital imagery below, is part of "17 Year Cicada" report which is assigned within "Cicadas 17 Year", "17 Years Cicada" and "17 Year Cicada Map".
17 Year Cicada: 17 Year Cicada Evolution - For the sake of reference convenience, each brood is marked by a Roman numeral. Thus, I-XVII refer to the 17-year-old broods, but XVIII-XXX - to the 13-year-old broods. Brood I started in 1893. Consequently, there are 13 broods of a 17-year-old cicada and 5 broods of a 13-year-old cicada.
Within 10 days, the female cicadas will mate and deposit 400-600 eggs on the branches of 80 (!) different species of trees & woody shrubs. However, no eggs are laid in coniferous trees. Interestingly, but cicadas deposit them in self-made wood pockets!
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