During the annual breeding season, cicadas pose a serious threat to trees in the east China city of Hangzhou, so a local official is calling on the local community to fight back, by eating them. Photo: The Beijing News

Chinese citizens urged to ‘eat a bug and save a tree’ as summer cicada glut threatens greenery

An official is hoping to start a trend for chomping on chirpy insects in a bid to stop them devastating willow and cherry blossom trees

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During the annual breeding season, cicadas pose a serious threat to trees in the east China city of Hangzhou, so a local official is calling on the local community to fight back, by eating them. Photo: The Beijing News
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