2021 Maurice Hillman Essay Contest - April 2021

Archive Science Update: Return of Periodical Cicadas: Fear, Fascination, and Fun in 2021, May 7, 2021

Known for their 13 and 17-year life cycles and massive synchronous emergences periodical cicadas are unique in the insect world. We will explore the natural history, ecology, and behavior of the seven species of periodical cicadas indigenous to North America. Predator satiation, the periodical cicada’s bizarre strategy for survival, will be contrasted with defenses of their kin the dog-day cicadas.

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Below are comments from individuals who attended the seminar:

  • "I loved the combination of images, text, videos, etc... speaker was passionate about the topic and very knowledgeable!"
  • "I loved the stories, the pictures, and the videos because it really made everything more relevant to my brain even though I've never seen a cicada in real life"
  • "The presenter was so excited about the topic and was so knowledgeable."

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