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Photo of the Week: Annka Liepold

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Seventeen-year periodical cicadas hatch in Kansas. Photograph: Annka Liepold.

Seventeen-year periodical cicadas hatch in Kansas. Photograph: Annka Liepold.

RCC Communications Associate and PhD candidate Annka Liepold recently witnessed the hatching of seventeen-year periodical cicadas on her six-month PhD research exchange at the University of Kansas: “The cycle of their reproduction doesn’t match up with that of their predators . . . Pretty cool . . . I don’t know how they know it’s time, but it definitely seems to work. And they are all over the place right now. I watched some hatch—they hatch white and then brown within a day.”

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