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Swarmsourcing: Asking the Crowd to Predict the Cicadas’ Emergence

Cicadas are known for three things: the shrill buzz of their song, their remarkable size, and their extraordinary 17-year lifecycle. The North American Magicicada spend the majority of their life (seventeen years) underground as nymphs, but in their seventeenth year, when the ground is 64°F eight inches beneath the surface, the cicada emerges aboveground to … Continued