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NarcissusTheAfrican
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02:49:04 AM Jan 7th 2013
Hmmmmmm...there's an error in this article. A common misconception about American cicadas is that they come out every 13 or 17 years. This is not true. Yes, they come out every 13 or 17 years in mass numbers, but that is the Magicicada genus. Cicadas in general come out every year in the USA. Tibicen and its sub species (Linnei, Canicularis) are fairly common. In truth, the error in this article should be corrected.

Sincerely, L'Poni
illegalcheese
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07:19:07 PM Mar 9th 2012
edited by illegalcheese
Edit: Does this trope have to be about Cicada's specifically? Because crickets can chirp up a storm during the summer as well, as my original post below was alluding to. Which leads us to...

Is there really that much of a gap between East and West hear? In the US, everywhere that isn't a city will have crickets chirping during the warm months (although it's true that some people going from city to country are legitimately shocked by cricket chirping). I'm pretty sure that crickets are used as establishing shots in some western works, too.

troacctid
01:25:48 AM Mar 10th 2012
Eh...maybe. I'm not sure. I mean, Chirping Crickets would be absolutely out of the question, but if they're fulfilling a similar role in the narrative, it might fall under Tropes Are Flexible. I dunno. Anyone else have any thoughts?
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