Magicicada septendecim is a species of cicada that is found in the eastern United States. It is a large insect, with a body length of up to 2.4 inches and a wingspan of up to 3.5 inches. It is black in color, with orange-red eyes and orange-red veins in its wings. It is most commonly found in deciduous forests, and spends most of its life underground as a nymph. It has a lifespan of 17 years, and emerges from the ground in large numbers every 17 years. Its current population is estimated to be in the millions.
Name Origin: Magicicada septendecim is a species of cicada native to North America. The name is derived from the Latin words "magica" meaning "magical" and "cada" meaning "singing insect". The species name "septendecim" is derived from the Latin words "septem" meaning "seven" and "decim" meaning "ten". This is in reference to the fact that the species has a 17-year life cycle.
Related Species: Magicicada cassini, Magicicada septendecula, Magicicada tredecim