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Wikipedia: Cicadas are a superfamily, the Cicadoidea, of insects in the order Hemiptera (true bugs)

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Planeta.com is updating our guide to cicadas in preparation for the periodical cicada emergence of Brood X this year in the USA. This insect is found around the world. We would like to translate the popular names around the world. Bonus points for Indigenous languages.

Translating: Cicadas
Spanish: Cigarras
Chicharra (México)
Ayöök, Santa María Ocotepec, Xikitiw (pronounced ‘chik-a-tib’)
Chinanteco, San Felipe Usila: Asii kii
Zapotec, Teotitlán del Valle, Xiku gubidx (translates as ‘the sun’s pet or ‘mascota del sol’)

Headlines
FDA says to avoid eating cicadas ‘if you’re allergic to seafood’
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Where billions of cicadas will emerge this spring (and over the next decade), in one map

Elsewhere
cicadasafari.org

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