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Rare NY sightings of big bug draw fans from around the world

AP  |  Onondaga (NY) 

Students from and a from are among the scientists and hobbyists to for rare sightings of a big bug.

The area's cicada (sih-KAY'-duh) brood emerges once every 17 years.

The says the is one of three places in the world with periodical cicadas. The others are the island of Fiji, where cicadas emerge every eight years; and northern India, where they emerge every four years.

In New York, some of the cicada fans have congregated at a farm and brewery in Onondaga (ah-nahn-DAH'-gah), just south of Several researchers recorded audio and video as the cicadas' call vibrated in the background.

A student from in Japan, Hiroki Hayashi, calls the scene "wonderful and exciting.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Thu, June 14 2018. 02:10 IST