Do You Know of Insects That Reach Maturity at 17, Mate, Live For About a Month, Then Die?

Can you imagine a life where you reach maturity in the seventeenth year of your life, emerge from underground soil, shed your exoskeleton, and moult into an adult. With strong wings, you fly through the air, mate, then die? Horrible? Bittersweet? Well, that's the life of a type of insect called cicada. The Life Cycle [...]