Random facts about cicadas

Some random fun facts: They have five eyes. The most common eye color is red, but they can also have many other colors, and even multi-colored eyes. If you think that sounds icky, did you know that there is a cicada STD? It's a fungus that infects them and destroys their ability to reproduce.

“Often, their entire abdomen will fall off. The cicadas actually spread the fungus throughout their local colony via mating — the Massosporan fungus is a cicada STD,” writes Dan Mozga on cicadamania.com.

Mozga also writes that cicadas think power tools and lawn mowers sound like their mating call, so you may make a few new friends while working in the yard this spring.

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