Periodical cicadas in North America have 13 or 17 year lifecycles. They spend most of their lives underground as nymphs, then emerge from their hidey holes every 13 or 17 years, mate, lay their eggs and die.
While adult cicadas only feed on tree sap, the damage occurs when the female cicada cuts two parallel slits in small twigs to plant her eggs. This can cause the ends of tree branches to die. To reduce or stop the damage cicadas may cause, small trees should be protected by covering them with cheesecloth.
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