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The Return of Periodical Cicadas (Online Lecture)

About this event

Known for their 13- and 17-year life cycles and mass emergences, periodical cicadas are unique in the insect world. During this online program, join Dr. Raupp as he explores the natural history, ecology, and behavior of the seven species of periodical cicadas indigenous to North America. Learn when these cicadas will appear, how they survive, and how they will impact humans, pets, wildlife, and plants in our region.

This program is being offered in collaboration with the United States National Arboretum.

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    Libby Rhoads Public Programs Supervisor @ U.S. Botanic Garden

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    Grace Anderson Education Specialist @ United States Botanic Garden

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    Mike Raupp Professor Emeritus at the University of Maryland and Fellow of the Entomological Society of America

    A Professor Emeritus and Fellow of the Entomological Society of America, Mike has authored more than 250 scientific and lay publications and delivered more than 1300 presentations. His “Bug of the Week” website and YouTube channel reach thousands of viewers weekly in more than 200 countries.

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    Piper Zettel Education Specialist @ United States National Arboretum

U.S. Botanic Garden

Steeped in history, rich with tradition, the United States Botanic Garden (USBG) is a living plant museum that informs visitors about the importance, and often irreplaceable value, of plants to the well-being of humans and to earth's fragile ecosystems.