How do cicada eggs survive over a decade? Wouldn’t they be eaten or washed away by then?

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How do cicada eggs survive over a decade? Wouldn’t they be eaten or washed away by then?

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The eggs don’t. The eggs are laid on tree branches and hatch after 6 weeks. It is the young cicadas which drop to the ground and burrow, attaching themselves to tree roots, that survive for long periods.


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