Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Arthro-Pod EP 88: Periodical cicada BROOD X Quiz Bowl!

 The Arthro-Pod crew is super excited about the emergence of the periodical cicadas known as Brood X this year! To celebrate Jody created a quiz competition for Mike and Jonathan to face off through! The questions can be found on Kahoot if you would like to give it a shot! Just look for the Periodical Cicada Quiz with 26 questions. Tune in to learn about the cicadas coming out this year and get excited to go find them!

The cicadas are here! Photo by Daniel Herms, The Ohio State University, 

Show notes

Periodical Cicadas the Brood X Edition by Gene Kritsky
Check out this Scientific American article that talks about the important contributions of 
Margaretta Hare Morris to our understanding of cicadas

The University of Connecticut houses a lot of great info on the distribution of cicadas


Cicada Mania is a resource everyone should check out if they are interested in these awesome creatures. In particular look at their pages on cicada biology/natural history and discussions on the broods


Finally, please consider downloading and using the Cicada Safari app if you get to go out and look for these screaming teenage bugs!

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Beginning/ending theme: "There It Is" by Kevin MacLeod ( Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0