Scientists believe the Cicadas' long hibernation and mass emergence might be an evolutionary tool to prevent birds and other predators from making too big a dent in the population. Photo: tvnewsbadge

Noisy cicada plague descends on the US East Coast after 17-year hibernation

The sound of billions of cicada males clicking in search of mates can be heard across entire neighbourhoods

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Scientists believe the Cicadas' long hibernation and mass emergence might be an evolutionary tool to prevent birds and other predators from making too big a dent in the population. Photo: tvnewsbadge
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