Natures wonders: 13, 17-year cicadas (Introduction)

by dhw, Friday, May 31, 2013, 17:15 (2453 days ago) @ David Turell

DAVID: The longest insect life cycle around. Why this evolved is any bodies guess.

My guess is it's just one more invention by one of the countless intelligent genomes that have added their particular squiggle to the higgledy-piggledy bush. Cicada lovers, however, might argue that it is living proof of the cicacentric teleology of evolution.

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