Zombie Cicadas: The Creepy Fungus Turning America’s Insects into the Walking Dead

Before cicadas emerge, they spend 13 or 17 years underground. This year’s breeding season is exceptional. For the first time in 200 years, adult cicadas from both groups will emerge simultaneously in the United States. However, a grim fate awaits some of them. The fungus Massospora cicadina acts with exceptional cunning.

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4 min readMay 18, 2024

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